Sponsor Microfinance: Empower Small Businesses

by Develop Africa, Inc.
May 23, 2011

Success: Funds Enhanced Catherine's Business and Improved The Standard of Living of Her Family

Catherine at her fish stall
Catherine at her fish stall

Meet Catherine: Catherine is a hardworking mother of one child, who is now in the university. Apart from her only child Catherine also has other mouths to feed. She is responsible for the maintenance of her household.

Catherine is a fishmonger (smoked fish) and has been in this business for over 15 years. She gets her commodity from the fishing communities in the Bo environs. The sale of her business is slow and she makes a profit of about $36 per month, which is not sufficient to expand her business and take care of her home.  Catherine needed microfinance funds to expand and diversify her business to maximise profit, which she can plough back into the business for sustainability as well as being able to take good care of her children.  

Catherine is very grateful to Develop Africa and GlobalGiving for supporting her with microfinance to enhance her business and improve the standard of living of her family.  Through providing micro-credit or micro finance funds, we are together improving the standard of living of families, one family at a time.

 We would also be deeply grateful if you could consider signing up for a recurring donation of $10.00 or more monthly.  This would be a tremendous support as we invest into the lives of these families in Africa. Thanks friends for your on-going support!

Dried fish anyone?
Dried fish anyone?
Catherine receives her microfinance funds
Catherine receives her microfinance funds

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Organization Information

Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.developafrica.org
Project Leader:
Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City, Tennessee United States
$14,369 raised of $20,000 goal
109 donations
$5,631 to go
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