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Margret Banda
Zambia

Being a mother of 10 children and a primary caregiver of 2 orphans. Margret Banda’s business was not bringing in enough to feed and support her family. After receiving her loan, Margret has expanded her tomato business by including other essential foodstuffs. As her business progresses, Margret plans to use the additional profit to build a two-room house on her land, giving her more income from rentals.
Nawa Mashekwa
Zambia

It’s incredible to see women excel in their businesses. The story of Nawa is an impressive one. She went from being a street food seller with a small stand to becoming a small restaurant owner. She has been using the knowledge she got from the Bootcamp and shared that the loan she got from Spark Hope Zambia has helped her business start growing.
Sharon Naingwa
Zambia

Sharon Naingwa owns a restaurant at Chawama market and has seen tremendous change after getting the loan. She has revived her business and has also decided to expand and open a second restaurant. Spark Hope through JTJ has given her a different story as she can now help support herself and her children and give her orphaned cousin.
Beatrice Shabalata
Chamawa, Zambia

She is a tailor, business used to be school before the coronavirus as we used to make school uniforms. But from the time the Government closed all the schools in this area our business has been affected.   

She wants to thank you in advance and hoping you will help us with the loans to help us improve our lives.

Beatrice Ngandu
Chawama , Zambia

Meet Beatrice of Zambia. She has a poultry business at her house with her three boys, who help her look after the chickens.
Joyce Mulenga
Chawama, Zambia

She makes school uniforms but seeks to get new types of material with a loan to expand her offerings. “I want to but more clothing materials of different colors. Currently I only sell Grey and black sweaters.”
Grace Mwale
Zambia

She is a resilient mother and entrepreneur sells sardines, beans, and crocodile oil. She had originally been a re-seller of fish caught from local rivers but pivoted when the Zambian government closed down fishing for several months to allow for the fish population to grow. The proceeds she has earned from selling the other items has helped her pay rent and provide three meals for her family.
Tabeth Chitimela
Zambia

Meet Tabeth a baker from Zambia, one of the entrepreneurs of Spark Hope who already received her loan and used it to expand her business. Today, she can now meet her daily target and supply as well to some small business owners to resell her products. We want to thank all the supporters who made it possible for Tabeth to expand her business in the comfort of her home.
Mable Mubuyayeta
Zambia

Mable – she is a married woman and mother of four children. She sells fish outside of her house to earn an income and feed her family. We are excited that she recently got a loan to package her fish and expand her business.