Anne is 67 years old and a widow who lost her husband three years ago. She did not finish primary school. Her family is made up of seven children, four of whom look up to her for all their support. For the past three years, Anne has been selling charcoal in front of her house. She lives in a rented house and makes only $60 per month from her business.
Anne intends to start a major business in pig production to be able to support her three younger children who are in secondary school and one who is in college. In addition, she would like to finish constructing her house, which her husband started before he passed away. To start the piggery business, she would like to purchase two sows, one boar and bags of cement to enable her to construct a pig unit. Hence, she is requesting a loan from kiva. She will be trained by SSLLP in pig production to ensure effective management and production.
With this, she hopes to finish constructing her house and support her children in school. She aspires to become one of the well-known pig farmers in Malawi through hard work.
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.