Enilly is a 31-year-old woman with two children who also supports her niece. She makes a living from running a small grocery with a little support from her husband who works as a driver. Together with her husband, they make about $200 per month. From this little money, she has to pay for house rent, school fees for her children and the niece and feed the home.
Enilly is requesting her first loan from kiva to start a piggery business. She wants to use the loan to purchase two sows and one boar, and buy bags of cement for her pig house construction. She will use her profits from the current business to buy start-up feed and pay for labor. Beatrice has chosen pigs for their high fecundity, which will enable her to easily repay the loan after selling. She will be trained by SSLLP in pig production if her loan request is successful to ensure excellent management and sustainability.
She aspires to save enough money to be able to support her children in college, build her own house and help other people who are less privileged from the profits she is going to make from her business in the long term.
More information about this loan
This loan is part of SSLLP's integrated agricultural package, which provides groups of borrowers with dairy cows, piglets and relevant training in dairy and pig farming. These loans are used to enable families of smallholder farmers with minimal sources of income to start piggery businesses by providing them with two sows and one boar, materials for construction of housing for the pigs, and a start-up veterinary kit. Loans will be repaid in cash from sale of piglets after a 5-month grace period. By supporting this loan you are helping create new opportunities for smallholder farmers.
About Small Scale Livestock and Livelihoods Program:
Small Scale Livestock and Livelihoods Program is an NGO in Malawi that is dedicated to contributing to the socio-economic empowerment of resource poor and vulnerable families by helping them achieve sustainable livelihoods through livestock, water and sanitation and environmental interventions.
Kiva’s partnership will allow SSLLP to expand their loan program and offer families the option of starting a piggery business by providing them with sows, a boar, materials for construction of housing for the pigs and a start-up veterinary kit.