After her husband died, Parwali Devi had to work 14 hours a day in her vegetable stand to support two children – and she was still only bringing home $1 a day. Living in Bihar, Parwali’s life of hard work and poverty seemed inescapable. But a series of microloans from Saija changed everything.
After forty years as an entrepreneur and a little help from Accion, Funmilayo Ademuyiwa has found a winning formula for her retail and wholesale grain business.
Driven by her enterprising spirit, Nicole Pelayo eventually launched her own business to sell flower arrangements inspired by the Japanese floral design known as Ikebana.
Pedro Pablo Salamanca and his wife Yaneth have used their skills in jewelry making to build a successful business selling pre-Colombian style jewelry throughout Colombia and Europe. Their success, along with a small loan, has allowed them to build a home and support their growing family.
Now the successful owner of a local bar, Marlene Falcão has overcome enormous challenges to build a business from scratch that allows her to support her family.
After 25 years running her own tailoring business, Omorala Izerca found that a loan could help her expand and provide stability for her family.
When she started running a small restaurant out of her home, Ana Milena Calero couldn't have anticipated how successful she would be.