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WHO WE HAVE SUPPORTED...
So far, we have supported a total of 7 people and businesses to achieve their dreams - below are just 2 of the businesses. We all have our dreams (Stella-Ivy Vintage being mine of course) but it isn't an easy thing to make those dreams a reality. We all work hard to try and achieve a better life for our children, or even for ourselves, and as hard as it is here in the UK, we can't imagine how hard it is elsewhere in the world.
By simple, regular, small donations, we can support other people to achieve their dreams of a better life too.
Hairdressing Salon - Lilongwe
Masalimo is a group of 14 women. The majority in the group are married and they have children who rely upon them. The women run various small businesses including hair salon, grocery shop and stalls selling vegetables and clothes in order to earn a living and provide for their families. They require the loan to invest in their businesses. Gertrude is a woman aged 30. She is married with two children and a husband who is currently not working. Gertrude runs a hair salon. She would like to buy hair products, wigs and extensions for her salon with her portion of the loan. The profits from the business will enable her pay for her children's school fees. She started the business to be self-reliant and support her family and has been running it for 6 years. Her goal is to construct her own shop for the business.
PAOLA SORAYA OCHOA GUALAN
Retail, Food - Ecuador
Paola Soraya Ochoa is 29 and an outstanding young woman who has struggled and succeeded in supporting herself and her four children. Her husband has had substance abuse problems and is now not with the family. Paola has been running her market stall for some years now. She used to sell as a street hawker but it was an awkward existence as she was constantly hassled by the municipal police. She was successful in obtaining a stall in one of the city's markets and this has provided her with a platform to develop her business. She requested a loan to use primarily as working capital, in order to buy extra stock, particularly cassava, plantain and oranges, for the busy holiday period, but part of the loan will also be used to buy school supplies for her children.