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Success Stories

We work with amazingly inspiring, enterprising women in Malawi and Zambia. These stories demonstrate the huge impact that the loans and training they receive from MicroLoan has on their lives, and how your support helps give hope, not handouts…

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    Annes Kambewa

    Annes is 36 years old and has been a client of MicroLoan for 10 years. She has taken out nine…

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    Enala Banda

    Enala Banda hasn’t had the easiest of lives; she started school late, as her parents, who were subsistence farmers, couldn’t…

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    Abigail is the chair of the group, is 45 years old and was one of the MLF first clients 14…

  • Malita Banda

    Malita Banda

    Malita Banda’s stall selling fish and tomatoes has enabled her to send her four children to secondary school, buy a bicycle and a bed with a mattress. All thanks to MicroLoan’s support.

  • Esnart and her tomato stall


    With MicroLoan’s support, Esnart is able to send one of her three children to school. Help us make this three out of three!

  • Joyce


    Joyce is a MicroLoan beginner, on her second loan. She has gone from subsistence farmer to shop owner with MicroLoan’s support.

  • Dailess Tembo


    Dailess’ tailoring business, set up with the support of MicroLoan, helps send her four children to school. UK lenders via lendwithcare.org have enabled Dailess to further expand her business.

  • Alice Soko


    Alice Soko lives with her husband and 2 children in Chipata, Zambia. MicroLoan’s support over the last 3 years has changed her life. She is now running a successful business selling fish, rice and beans.

  • Margaret


    Margaret is a fantastic example of how your support has such a huge impact on the lives of women in sub-Saharan Africa. With several businesses, Margaret is providing a sustainable life for herself and her 4 children.

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    Ileen, 31, has been with MicroLoan for 10 years. After 20 successive loans, Ileen has diversified from selling a few chickens, to rearing and selling chickens and pigs, and buying and selling pots and pans.

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