Shop owner

Tovoarijaona Solo Anja

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.

Randrianirina Lys Fiderana

  • Shop owner
  • 20 Years Old
  • 0 Children
  • Single
  • 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.”

Update One

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.

Update Two

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.

Update Three

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.

 

Rasoloarison Christophine

  • Shop owner
  • 24 Years Old
  • 1 Child
  • Single
  • 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.

Update One

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.

UpdatesTwo

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.

Update Three

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.