A loan of $950 helped to buy metal or plastic scrap from locals, for later resale to a processor.


Vasilika's story

Vasilika collects plastic and metal scrap, to earn cash. She and her family obtain scrap in two ways: they either collect the scrap themselves, from the large cities’ garbage bins, or they buy it from local people, like the majority of people in her "Egyptian" community. “We are poor, and we try to make a little income to secure our food. We never stay home. My four school-aged kids, my husband and I work very hard. All day and every day, from early morning until very late evening, we are searching the garbage for [sellable] scrap. Even in this type of activity there is a strong competition because, like us, there are so many families in our Egyptian community that do it. So we have to be on our feet all the time,” Vasilika said.

Vasilika needs this loan to buy metal scrap from locals, which she will sell to the metallurgic complex for processing.



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