- Rice Vendor
- 43 Years Old
- 5 Children
- 9 Years of Schooling
My name is Rafaliarimanana Nirina Colette and I am 43 years old. I would like to use this loan to buy and resell rice in the market to expand my existing business. I have 5 children from 20 to 10 with 2 sons and 3 daughters.
Hello, It's me, Rafaliarimanana. The summer vacation is almost over and the children are getting ready to go back to school. We the parents have already been preparing for this for some months. As for me, I have 5 children who still go to school. Two are in high school and three in middle school. The cost of school entry goes up each year but what surprises me the most is the price of school supplies, because that is almost double last year. But this is not a real surprise because we have been preparing for this for a long time, and it all that we think about. Now is the period of planting and the price of food is going up as well.
Hello! It's me, Rafaliarimanana. My business continues to do well even though sales have gone down because after the Independence Day celebration the people do not spend as much money on shawls. For Independence Day we did not have a large celebration, but the children had new clothes and good food. On the 26th, we went to the stadium to watch the parade and hear the speeches of the town officials. During the vacation, my children are going to stay here and I am sure they will find things to amuse themselves.
Hello! My name is Rafaliarimanana. My embroidery business is doing very well but I think that this is the only month that it will do so well because after this month the new agricultural season and planting begins. Then everybody spends a lot of money for things like bed covers and shawls. For me, Independence Day is the biggest celebration in our region; everybody celebrates and spends lots of money. For me, we will celebrate as we do on the other holidays. We will eat good food and the children will wear nice clothes, and that's all.
Hi, it's me, Nirina. I am happy that I was able to repay the first loan installment this month and even have some profits left over. This means my business has been working well and I should not have any problems with the other repayments. Thanks to the training from the Masomboly team, I'm also better able to manage my finances.
Colette here. My business is going well right now. I have already saved enough to repay the first loan reimbursement at the end of the month. This loan has helped me improvie the way I do things in my business, I have been able to buy real fabrics and sell it myself. Thank you for your confidence and help! Without you I wouldn't be able to achieve my dreams.