My name is Simone and I am 53 years old. I have 5 children between the ages of 30 and 16. I finished 9th grade and now run a small general store. This loan will allow me to supply more merchandise to my customers.
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 Elida and I am 22 years old. I have a 6 year old daughter and went to school until 8th grade. I run a general store at the moment, and this loan will help me expand the goods that I have available.
My name is Manato and I am 24 years old. I have a 7 year old daughter and a 4 year old son. I currently don't have steady work and would like to use this loan to start selling products that are needed down here.
I am 38 years old. I am married with 3 girls ages 5 - 17 years. I have lived here in Ambalavao for 20 years. I studied until 8th grade. My dream is to use this loan to grow my shop larger and larger.
I am 29 years old with 2 children of 1 and 3 years of age. I am married and I studied up until 12th grade. Right now I work at the local pharmacy, but I would like to use this loan to open my own shop to sell rice and other grains. My dream is to be able to grow this business so that I can someday be a wholesaler of grains for the area.
- 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.
- Shop owner
- 24 Years Old
- 1 Child
- 12 Years of Schooling
My name is Rasoloarison Christophine and I am 24 years old. I have one child and I am single. I have lived here for a long time. I studied up until 12th grade. I own a small shop and I would like to use this loan to expand it. My dream is to someday have a house of my own.
Hello from Christophine. In my family we eat rice two times a day, at lunch and in the evening. For breakfast, we always have coffee with bread or little cakes. Yesterday, for breakfast we had coffee with bread. For lunch, we had rice with a bean sauce and, for dinner, we had rice with a vegetable sauce. I am always the one who does the food shopping and prepares the meals. My family's favorite food is rice with fish sauce.
Hello! It's me, Christophine. The illness that my family has often is the toothache and that is not surprising because almost everyone here has cavities. I think that the climate here is different than other places because Ambalavao is surrounded by mountains and this has a big effect on it's climate. I like the winter because it's the season of the harvest and there is a lot of food. Most important, people have food and we can make a lot of business different. At the moment, the business is going pretty bad but nevertheless we are getting a bit of business so we can't complain.
Hi! It’s me Christophine; I get up at 5 a.m. to go fetch water and after I make breakfast, we eat and after I get the children ready for school and I take them to school and I go back to clean and after all these chores I leave to sell lamba at the market with my mother and we stay all day we even eat lunch at the market.
My name is Angeline and I am 31 years old. I have 3 children, a 16 year old, an 8 year old and an 8 month old. I went to school until the 8th grade. I now run my own store and would like expand the items that I have on sale.
My name is Chantal and I am 40 years old. I have 7 children between the ages of 23 and 5. I completed the 9th grade and now run a small general store. I would like to use this loan to expand the products that I have available for sale