Malawi | Retail
Clothing vendor – wants to open a hardware shop
Amount Requested: $100
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A Bit About Jane Kamwele
Jane is a mother of six children—Madalitso, Thokozani, Chinsinsi, Joseph, Gracium, and Esnart—who range in age from 6 to 24. She first joined a FINCA Village Bank in her community about 10 years ago, when she was in the business of selling oil cakes, known locally as mandasi. She has since diversified into the clothing trade.
Jane developed her business savvy when she was just a child, when her father gave her $10 to start purchasing fish at Lake Malawi and selling them in town. Although she couldn’t complete her education, her business skills have served her well in life.
Now, as a successful entrepreneur, Jane is able to fend for the needs of all her children, such as paying for their tuition fees and other bills, and she also supports her relatives in her home village. She recently purchased land in the commercial city of Blantyre. “My vision is to open a hardware shop to sell building materials and spare parts for vehicles,” says the businesswoman.
Posted on April 18th, 2016
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