Success Stories

Josophine Nkhoma

Josophine is from Kasungu in central Malawi. She runs a cosmetics shop from a stall she built at her village market. Her business gives her financial independence and allows her to provide for her ...

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Maryse Phiri

Maryse Phiri is the mother of five children and runs a bamboo mat making business to provide for her family. She has been making mats for over 22 years after learning the skill and trade from her ...

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Esnart Malola

At 19, Esnart left school and had her first child. Living in rural Malawi far removed from employment opportunities left Esnart with limited choices to provide for her family. She started baking ...

Emmimah Nyalugwe
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Emmimah Nyalugwe

“Joining a loan group has been essential to my success.  The women support one another in times of hardship. They have provided me with moral support. When they share their experiences with me it ...

Matrida Phiri
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Matrida Phiri

Rural poverty is endemic across Malawi. Reliance on subsistence farming in a volatile environment leaves families at risk, and this is something Matrida and her husband are painfully aware of. Before ...

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Rose Banda and Stanford Chimbenje

Rose Banda is from the small rural village of Chitowe, in the lake district of Nkhotakota, Malawi. She and her husband farm to provide for their four children. Dreams of an Education Although Rose and...