Glimmer-funded business loans provide upfront capital to farmers in Medebay Zana so they can tap into the community’s great potential for agricultural growth. The loans come with the extensive livelihood trainings and hands-on technical assistance needed to build a business that’s as sustainable as it is successful.
The opportunity to take a loan and learn important financial skills is especially empowering for women, like Abrehet and Zeid, who gain confidence and a future-brightening independence.
Abrehet with her husband, Milaw, and two of her six children, daughters Meyli and Selam. Abrehet’s family used a loan to increase their income, accessed clean water and new schools, and received health training through Glimmer’s program.
With enough income, Medebay Zana families can do even more than provide basic essentials, like food, to their children. They can invest in boosting their businesses and set money aside for both little and big emergencies.
Zeid used her loan for a dairy cow. She milks 16 liters per day and is on track to pay off her loan while creating a financial safety net at the same time.