Brewery - wants to diversify into grocery business
Amount Requested: $225
$225 of $225 raised
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A Bit About Mercy Tingoyang’anaMercy Tingoyang’ana used to sell a variety of vegetables in the street in the commercial city of Blantyre. Unfortunately, her trade was illegal and she, along with her other colleagues, were eventually chased out of the streets by the authorities. Some of her merchandise was confiscated by them, and she struggled to make her business successful again. When FINCA was introduced in Malawi in 1994, Mercy was one of its first clients, and used that loan to capitalize her business. She was able to grow her business, and she soon graduated from her produce business. She is now runs a much more lucrative business of selling locally brewed traditional beer known as chibuku. With the earnings from her business, Mercy has built a house complete with electricity for her parents in their home village. Mercy is married, and her husband works at Malawi’s leading grain and legume processing company. They have two grown children, Owen and Theresa. Mercy dreams about future. ‘I hope to use my savings to construct a decent house, a house where I can retire,’ says Mercy. To supplement her earnings, Mercy would like to open a grocery shop.
Posted on December 02nd, 2014
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