This Christmas Margaret and her family hope to finally have a place to call home. Like many women, she joined MicroLoan in the hope of breaking the cycle of poverty.
Margaret is the mother to two young daughters.She wants to provide them with the opportunities she did not have. She is striving for a life that is not defined by poverty, but economic and political instability make this difficult to achieve.
With limited employment opportunities in the village where they live Margaret and her husband struggled to provide enough food and send their two young daughters to school.
The family lives with Margaret’s in-laws in a small, overcrowded house to make ends meet.
“We are young people, we want to grow and develop and build a life for our family but without employment this is very difficult.”
Margaret’s life is undergoing a transformation thanks to the business training, support and loans she is receiving from MicroLoan.
She was one of our first clients in Zimbabwe and started a chicken rearing business with her loans. Margaret and her husband have grown and developed this business over the last year. Their daughters are now able to have regular nutritional meals and attend school.
The business really is transforming the family’s life.
We created Margaret’s Journey – a three part video series to bring you closer to our work. Over the next few weeks will we be sharing each episode. In turn, they explore how Margaret’s life has is changing because of your support.
Watch the first episode ‘Educating a entrepreneur’ below. Don’t forget to check back next week for the next episode.
Episode one: Educating an entrepreneur