The benefits of Madina's business
For five months Madina has been selling canned goods, rice, grain, pasta, fresh limes, garlic, batteries, torches, floor mats, clothing and more.
“My children help me run the shop,” she says.
Now this enterprising woman has created a better future for her family. She says the program has changed her life.
“Very much,” she says. “It is improving our economic situation … You have a business and you have something to give, something to share … Before I went to other people’s shops. Now people are coming to me.
“Now it’s possible to buy the things my children need. We got a real benefit from the program and now we are hoping to get more,” she says.
But that’s not the only change. “I’m studying now,” she says proudly. “I never studied before.”
Through a World Vision literacy and numeracy project, Madina has learned to read, write and do maths. Now she can calculate prices, wholesale costs and profits for her business.
Madina has come a long way in just five months. With just a little help, she can now look forward to being a successful businesswoman for many years to come.