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Wangninan 2 Group – Food Retail and Service (Adjroko District, Benin)

The Wangninan 2 group is based in the Adjroko district of Benin. There are 35 women in this group, aged between 18 and 60. These women are married, divorced and some are widows. The women have children who go to school or who are under five. The group has previously accessed many loans from the […]

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Limbikani Group – Food Retail (Salima District, Malawi)

The Limbikani group comprises 13 women aged between 20 and 45, and is based in the Salima district of Malawi. The women have children and orphans aged between 1 and 15, some of whom go to school while some are under five. These women are married and most of their husbands are running businesses. They […]

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Maziko Group – Food Retail and Service (Kasungu District, Malawi)

The Maziko credit group is based in the Kasungu district of central Malawi. There are 16 women in this group, aged between 20 and 55. Many are married, others are divorced or widowed – with children or orphans. The women of the Maziko credit group generally run market stalls selling vegetables, while some run restaurants […]

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Yankho Group – Food Retail (Kasungu, Malawi)

The Yankho credit group is based in the Kasungu district, in the central region of Malawi. There are 25 women in this group, aged between 20 and 55. The women are married, divorced, and some are widows. They have children and orphans who go to school.  The women of the Yankho credit group run small-scale […]

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Wangninan Group – Food, Retail & Service (Adjroko District, Benin)

The WANGNINAN 1 Group has 44 members (43 women and 1 man, aged between 25 and 50 years old), and is based in the Adjroko district of Benin. The group members run various businesses, including selling tomatoes, beans, fish, tailoring services, hairdressing, second-hand clothes and various catering services. WANGNINAN 1 Group took their first loan […]

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Chimwemwe Group – Agriculture (Ntcheu, Malawi)

The Chimwemwe Group is based at Doviko village in Ntcheu district of central Malawi. There are 25 women in this group aged between 20 to 51 years old.  The group has accessed previous loans from Microloan Foundation and has successfully repaid them. These women are married, single, divorced and widows. They have children who go […]

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Deborah Sey – Nursing (Ghana)

Deborah dreams of becoming a professional. To achieve her goal, Deborah has enrolled in Central University College. She plans on graduating in May, 2015 but without a loan she fears that she will need to defer her graduation. With a $1,164 loan, Deborah plans on using the funds to pay her tuition while she saves […]

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Amy’s Group – Clothing (Senegal)

Amy’s Group group comprises women from the same area united by good social relations. The group leader, Khady, is a 54-year-old married mother of eight children – four sons and four daughters. She is standing all the way on the left in the photo, dressed in a large stippled green boubou with her hand raised. […]

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Tijani Issifu – Teaching (Winneba, Ghana)

Tijani has always dreamt of becoming a construction teacher. Tijani was accepted into the University Education Winneba and now with the chance to achieve his dream is concerned about affording tuition fees. He expects to graduate in September, 2015 but without a loan is unsure how he will be able to continue affording his education. […]

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Dorothy Ofori Sarpong – Business (Ghana)

Ghana had recently discovered large quantity of crude oil, without the human resource to manage this industry will amount to nothing. This is why I chose this field to also contribute in a small way. Completion of the program will enable me to get the opportunity to be recruited and be put on payroll which […]

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