A loan helped to start a canteen business selling basic food and household items.


Amelia's story

Amelia (29) dropped out of school, and her family of 6 is just barely getting by with the income earned by her father. She is seeking an opportunity to earn money so that she may also contribute to her family’s expenses.

Amelia humbly requests a loan to help her open a canteen, which she plans to operate from her home in Vusu. She intends to purchase canteen stock, consisting of household and food items, shelving units, and packaging bags for her customers to use.

Amelia intends to open this canteen daily to maximize her chances of earning profits, so she can contribute to the daily living expenses of her family, thus lightening the burden for her father.


This loan is special because:

It provides women with credit in a country where alternative financing is extremely scarce.



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