She also makes about 30,000 XOF (£39) profit every month, enabling her to save with her community group as well as add to their family’s savings. Since receiving support Afi has gone on to access a second loan of £330 through her community savings group and has increased her business further. Afi has now been able to buy a plot of land and build a home for her family.
Afi says the training she received has allowed her and other members in her group to develop an innovative business, trading in a wide variety of goods, whilst also learning to manage their loans and keep thorough records.
She has attended many healthcare workshops, the most recent focused on breast cancer prevention. This was very popular with all the women in the group. With the support Afi and her community savings group have been given she now has a profitable business, giving her and the whole community the opportunity needed to make life without poverty a reality. Afi says her next goal is ‘to buy a car for the family’.