A loan of $4,000 helped to purchase a car and use it in cheese trading.

Tsiala's story

Tsiala, age 43, is from the village of Ubisa. She is a widow and lives with her son, daughter-in-law, and an infant grandson. Tsiala works at a restaurant, where she cleans and washes dishes. Her monthly salary is nearly $150. After work, Tsiala helps her son in running an agricultural business. Specifically, the family breeds five pigs and plans to sell them in wintertime when pork prices are higher. In addition, Tsiala grows nuts and walnuts in her garden and sells the harvested products locally.

The family income is modest and Tsiala wishes to start a trading business to generate monthly funds. With this start-up loan, Tsiala will purchase a car. She and her son will purchase cheese at wholesale prices in their village and transport the products by car at the neighboring town. They will sell cheese among retailers with a price mark-up and earn additional income for their family's well-being.

The increased profit will be reinvested in the same business and Tsiala hopes she will be able to improve the standard of living for her family members in the future.

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