Tag Archives: Success Story

Positive Change in Mary’s Family

Mary Phiri, aged 36, is married to Martin Ndoio. They have five children (2 boys and 3 girls; the oldest 13 years old) and they live right near the Manymula Trading Centre in rural Malawi. Canaan Gondwe, the local SIA Small Business Fund coordinator, met with  Mary and Martin several times to listen to them […]

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A reminder of goodness in the world

Have you heard those stories about people pulling up to the coffee drive-through window, ready to order, only to find out that the person in front of them has already paid for their drink? What a gift! And often, that person turns around and pays for the person behind them – passing along the gift […]

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New Wheels for MAVISALO (Grant Update)

Do you know that joy? That moment when, after saving and saving, you finally have enough to make that big purchase? The Manyamula Village Savings and Loans Cooperative (MAVISALO) felt that joy this month. After six months of diligent saving the Motorcycle Fund reached it goal! Growing Grassroots To back-up a second, SIA supported the […]

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Success stories from Kenya!

As promised, today we have real stories from the new business groups in Kenya. These groups are truly modeling the spirit of SIA. They are eagerly trying new things, realizing the benefits of their hard work, and paying-it-forward to help others in need. ‘We Build Ourselves’ Josephine and her two daughters, Martha & Dorcas, started a basket-making […]

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Looking backwards and forwards

In some ways January is like standing on a high ridge line with vistas of two beautiful valleys. The valley on one side is where we have been. We look down and remember intimately the challenge points and the places where we stopped and examined the flowers. The valley on the other side of the […]

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