With an $84 loan, Balkissa bought a 25-liter can of oil and a bag of wheat flour. In the morning, she makes donuts bought by those who go to the fields. In the evening she sells to young people in her village in Niger.
Thanks to a loan of $208 from TCP Global partner CBODC-Sashakta in Nepal, Janu (36) invested in vegetable farming to better support her family of six. She expanded her growing seasons and diversified crops to now include bitter gourd, pea, bottle gourd, chili, tomato, cabbage, cucumber and pumpkin.
This small business helps Vigulu Women's Group borrower in Kenya keep her 3 youngest children in school.
These Niger businesses selling school supplies, snacks, condiments and peanut oil are very small but they are a start to a better life.
This Uganda borrower helps support her family by selling tea.
Yumbe, Uganda borrower expanded her business and now has bought a lot on which to build a home.
In a survey of TCP Global borrowers who received a loan at least 4 months ago, 100% said their families eat enough to avoid hunger. But 87 of 89 women waiting for their first loan said their families experience hunger.
VSLA group leader explains how women fled their homes after taking high-interest loans from other micro-finance institutions. She is grateful that TCP Global's primary motivation is to help the women, not make a profit from their labors.
REDUCE ECONOMIC MIGRATION
Meet Niruta. She used a $215 loan plus $115 of her savings to buy 1 male and 4 female goats. She repaid her loan, sold a few goats and still has 10 with plans to add more. She is pleased her husband can stay home to help in her business rather than migrating for menial work in India. She writes she is "... very happy with the loan provided by PJBS/TCP Global and wants to thank them for the funds to support poor farmers living in remote areas in Nepal."
Salyan barely earned enough from her small retail shop to buy bread for her 3 sons, 3 daughters and mother-in-law while her husband labored in India. Thanks to a loan from TCP Global partner, DWO-Kupindedaha, supplemented by her savings, Salyan realized her dream to buy a buffalo. She now sells raw buffalo milk and ghee, earning enough to meet her family's basic needs and allow her husband to stay in Nepal to work with the family.
REDUCE FOOD INSECURITY
Yangani Women's Savings Group used the combined interest from their loans to rent land to grow cassava which they can sell.
This Sudanese refugee in the BidiBidi camp used a $54 loan to buy a goat, a pair of ducks (which are now 10) and sow a maize and sorghum garden. Her income has increased.
She says it is fortunate she has the extra income since the world food program reduced rations for refugees. "Thank God for bring us TCP Global program"
With war in Ukraine, the World Food Program projects further reduction in food rations. TCP Global partners are working to increase food production in the camp.
Eddah in Kerongo, Kenya raises fruits and vegetables, chickens and cows, providing milk for the local school and nutritious food for the community.
DIG borrower in Kenya.
Ercilia has received multiple loans through La Olla Milagrosa in Fundacion, Colombia.
Pamela generates income selling seeds to other farmers. A glass goes for 250Ksh ($0.25). Kiminini in Kenya
With her loan, Claire bought nutritive feeds & salt licks, dewormed the cows and planted nutritional grasses Cows that barely produced enough milk for her family now yield profits that enabled Claire to buy 7 chickens. Kenya
Borrower in Neiva, Colombia received a loan for recycling.
Partners in Uganda built latrines and cleaned Achiba Village.
Potentiel Terre in Niger provides recycling jobs for youth
Yumbe, Uganda partners planted trees.
"The developing world is full of entrepreneurs and visionaries who, with access to education, equity and credit would play a key role in developing the economic situation in their countries." Muhammad Yunus
TCP Global is grateful for recent donations from the groups below to help pay for fiscal sponsor services provided by the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA). These donations support NPCA project administration and NPCA's overall mission. 100% of regular donations are distributed as micro loans. We would love to add your group's logo here as well.
Until Peace Corps is fully back in the field, TCP Global is a good substitute for Peace Corps Partnership Projects for supporting development in small and remote communities around the world.
For more info, contact TCPGlobal@peacecorpsconnect.org