A loan of $550 helped to purchase charcoal cheaply from a factory to sell locally.


Jeska's story

Jeska S. Myanya, 65, is a remarkable woman who is a role model for her extended family and her borrowing group. Her husband died young as did three of her children. Jeska she is raising their six remaining children on her own. She quit her job as a cleaning woman for the city council and set out to start a small businesses with her family. In conjunction with her family members, she has started a mandazie business (a sweet breakfast baked good) for distribution to stalls, a flavored ice business to sell to nearby schools, a fish business, as well as chipatis, cooked beans and sambeesas (a snack) to sell to food stalls and restaurants. She will use this loan to start a new enterprise. She will purchase processed coal cheaply from a factory near Tanzania to sell locally. She would like her grandchildren to be educated. They manage their small businesses with her and while never missing school.


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