Meet Mwiya Namwaka, she is 37 years old and belongs to the Twikatane women’s group, Zambia. Twikatane means “let’s work together”.
My name is Mwiya Namwaka and I’m 37 and im married to Nyambe aged 40. Together we have three children. I got married when I was 18 years and had my first child at 20 years old. I dropped out of school at grade 9. My husband is a contractor and live in a three bedroom rented house in Kafue Zambia. I have been with microloan foundation for more than a year now. I belong to Twikatane women’s group. Twikatane means lets work together. I got k700.00 (£58) in my first cycle and now in mwakhoza for three weeks. I got a K2, 500.00 (£41) . Im now able to go to the harbor to get fish, before I used to wait for middlemen but I’m now making more, at least k400.00 (£33) in a week. I love the low interest rate repayment plans and our repayment services. Thank you for providing us with good services, may you continue. I plan on expanding my business and buy a plot for my children using my business profits.
Mwiya lives with her husband and three children in a rented house in Kafue. After dropping out of school in grade 9, Mwiya had her first child at 20 and the family struggled to make ends meet. She joined MicroLoan over a year ago, starting with a loan of ZMK700.00 (£58). Mwiya has expanded her business selling fish.
The loan has enabled her to go to the harbour and cut out the middle men, meaning she can make more profit and she’s now earning at least ZMK400 (£33) a week.
Mwiya said: “Thank you for providing us with good services, may you continue. I plan on expanding my business and buying a plot for my children using my business profits.”