This water pump, bought with TCP Global earnings, irrigates crops grown by the GARAKE Savings Group of the Mariah Cooperative in the Zinder region. See results in the photo at the top.
Halima makes and sells a concentrate of tomato, carrot and dried onion. After repaying a loan of $75 she received a second loan of $150 which enabled her to increase production and increase her income. Her business also ensures that tomatoes, carrots and onions are not wasted.
Thanks to 3 TCP Global micro-loans ranging from $75 to $160, Hamadou is building a better life through goat farming. She brings two to three goats to market every 4- 6 months.
Microcredit can boost agricultural production and productivity, create jobs and ensure regular income for young producers. This group from Tahoua is waiting to join TCP Global once funds are available.
This micro-entrepreneur from the Village Savings and Loan Association, SAA buys from local gardeners and sells condiments in the local market at affordable prices.
Thus, she earns money to care for her family while supporting regional farmers and providing a valuable service to neighboring households.
Hadjara of the TCHIGABA group makes Alkali, a popular biscuit.
Haoua had no electricity when she received a loan for her first refrigerator. Now she is on her 4th loan, has 3 refrigerators and is connected to the electric grid. She employs three young people and manages the family during her husband's absence. Her 5th grade daughter says their life has changed and she now eats well.
Potentiel Terre helps young men with loans as well, including loans to raise goats and chickens to two borrowers from the SATA group.
Ousseini is trained in computer science but unable to find employment. He used his first $150 loan to relaunch his photocopying and printing business. He plans to use a series of loans to progress from raising goats to raising sheep which yield higher profit. He calculates that within three more loan cycles when he has 10 head of sheep he will have enough working capital to start his business in IT, Communication and reprography.
"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
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.
For more info, contact TCPGlobal@peacecorpsconnect.org