Total loan: $300


Antsirabe, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar / Manufacturing

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A loan helped to buy 25 barrels, four flat sheets and other raw materials to be used in her forge.

Louise's story

Louise is forty-six years old and lives in a district in the centre of town, with her husband and three children. Her husband works as a blacksmith and Louise sells the products that he makes. She started doing this eleven years ago and sells the products from a stall at the market, she also makes deliveries.

Louise has started working with the field partner, Vahatra, in order to increase their production. She takes loans to buy more raw materials and this is beneficial for the whole family. The profits from her previous loan were used to buy some agricultural land. This new loan will be used to buy twenty-five barrels, four flat sheets and other raw materials for the forge. Louise's husband makes picks, knives, spades, sickles, rakes and many other products.

The objective of the family is to soon be financially autonomous.