ChildVoice: Loans for War-Affected Child Mothers

by ChildVoice International
Oct 23, 2013

Lapica's Story

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Proscovia in her garden

Lapica, a Ugandan entrepreneur and mother of one, lives in Lugore village, Uganda. Growing up in war-torn Uganda, Lapica was one of thousands of children affected by war. While at one time her future was bleak, today, thanks to a ChildVoice microloan she is managing a successful and growing business.

Like any true entrepreneur, Lapica is always looking out for market opportunities. One day, while she was braiding hair at a local market, she noticed a high demand for fish. Combining her $60 savings from her hair braiding business with a micro-loan from ChildVoice for about $40, Lapica launched a fish selling business.

Now each month, Lapica travels to the Zombo district to buy fish to resell at the market earning about $20-$30 profit each month. She has further leveraged the profits of her businesses, to start a small farming operation. With the money she earns, Lapica is able to send her son to school and she dreams of opening her own salon. 

Thanks to your support of ChildVoice microloans,  Lapica, and other entrepreneurs like her, are able to obtain the capital needed to grow their businesses and provide economic stability for their families. 



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ChildVoice International

Location: Durham, NH - USA
Website: http:/​/​
ChildVoice International
Project Leader:
Conrad Mandsager
Durham, NH United States

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