On a recent visit to Mesqan Epicenter, THP staff conducted a survey among Microfinance Program participants to assess the program's performance and get insights on ways to improve it. The women shared about the difference THP has made in their lives. "Now, we have a beautiful meeting hall within the epicenter building, the health clinic provides services within a few minutes' walk, our children--particularly our daughters--attend school without any fear or hindrance."
A resilient spirit and a nearby THP epicenter enabled Mary Liwonde to move forward after the death of her son. Today, she enjoys financial security, renewed hope for the future and national recognition for her work.
When Awa Ndiaye took out a loan from The Hunger Project-Senegal's Microfinance Program, she was interested in developing a small vegetable trade. Not only did her venture succeed, but in the process, she ended up changing the way many women did business in her village.
Munanukye Venance began a small venture in animal husbandry, after attending THP-Uganda trainings in 2004. Today his clever business sense has made the diverse and sustainable enterprise a success. He stands as an outstanding example for his community.
Madame Djalla is president of the Kissamey Epicenter's Microfinance Program Committee. As such, she leads 17 women's groups and has developed a monitoring system to ensure that her group members repay their loans on time.
Alhakatu Umaru spent too much of her budget buying food and was left with too little to support her small business. Then, a grant from The Hunger Project-Ghana allowed her to make a small investment, with big returns.
Derare Hirpha, a 37-year-old married mother of six is a Jaldu Epicenter Committee member and secretary of the management committee for the Rural Bank. When she was young, she was abducted, forced to marry her abductor and lost all hopes of an education. Thanks to THP, Derare has returned to reading and writing, is learning business management, generating her own income and owns various assets.