My name is Marie Zita and I am 20 years old. I finished 9th grade and would like to use this loan to open up a small store.
My name is Marcella and I am 23 years old and I don't have any children. I studied through 8th grade and I would like to begin selling charcoal stoves. The money from OSI will help me start my business.
- Shop owner
- 20 Years Old
- 0 Children
- 12 Years of Schooling
"Hello my name is Lys Fiderana. I am 20 years old and I am still single with no children. I just finished my studies and now I am looking for something to do to earn my living. I would like to use this loan to being a small bar which could provide soft drinks and other beverages to people. My dream is to have a business of my own so that I will no longer be dependent on my parents and I will be able to succeed on my own.”
Hello from Lys Fierana. In my family, we generally have three meals a day. For example, yesterday we had rice with greens for breakfast, and also a cup of coffee. For lunch, we also had rice with greens in a tomato sauce and for dinner we had still more rice with a sauce of little peas. I am the one who does the shopping and prepares the food. My family's favorite food is rice with bean sauce.
Hi! It's Lys. The disease that my family most often has is the flu. The climate is different here because of the destruction of the environment and the environment holds a big role in the changing of the climate. I like the summer because we can do lots of different jobs but when there is bad weather like this we are limited by what we can do. It is hot and it rains a lot here right now. As I said in the beginning, this has a large consequence in my business because we can't work all day because of the rain, so my business suffers and I make little profit.
Hello! It's me, Fiderana. This is what my day is like: I get up at 5:00 a.m. to make breakfast for the family. Afterwards I clean up the courtyard and then when everyone has gone, I do the housework. In fact, it is me who does all the household chores. I am the one who cooks, cleans, does the laundry and ironing, so my day is filled up with all these chores. On Sundays, I go to church in the morning and then in the afternoon I do some sport with my friends if there is not a meeting.
- Trinkets vendor
- 20 Years Old
- 0 Children
- 11 Years of Schooling
My name is Tovonirina Angeline. I am 20 years old and I am not yet married. I don't have any children, because I am still a student in the 11th grade. I have lived here in the town for 10 years. My dream is to succeed in my studies so that I can build myself a good future.
"Angeline: I live in an apartment with three rooms, one that I use as a living room, one is a bedroom and the last one is the kitchen. There are brick walls, cement floors and a roof covered with aluminum sheets. I live with my family and we have electricity and water in the house."
Hello from Angeline. In my family we eat rice three times a day and I am the one who always cooks the food. My mother is the one who shops for it. For example, yesterday for breakfast we had rice with leafy greens. For lunch, we had rice with a vegetable sauce and for dinner we had rice with an omelet. My family's favorite food is rice with the meat of zebu (beef) and greens.
Hello! It's Angeline! The illness that my family sometimes has is fever. I think that Ambalavao has a different climate than the other regions because it is surrounded by mountains and also there are brush fires that burn the forests. The season that I love the most is winter because there is the harvest and business does very well. Also, food is abundant and less expensive. It's the rainy season here at the moment and it's hot and that's not good for business because there are not a lot of clients because it's the period of the harvest and the villagers don't come to town to buy.
Hi! It’s me Angeline; I always get up at 5 a.m. to go fetch water; after this I take a shower and I do the cleaning and it’s the children who prepare the breakfast, we eat at 7 a.m. everyone leave and I give my sewing lesson that starys at 8 a.m. until 12 a.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. the afternoon; I come how and I prepare dinner we eat at 7 p.m. and we go to bed at around 9:30 p.m. because we watch a bit of TV. It's always like this exept on Sunday, it's church and laundry.
My name is Franckestine and I am 20 years old. I stopped going to school after 5th grade and now sell bread. This loan will help me to sell a larger amount to more people.