“What pushes me forward is the desire to educate my 5 children at all costs! I had to stop school at 7 because my father was disabled and my mother was left to provide for the family by herself. As a result, I was sent to the capital to serve as a maid.
SOO and DBN granted me 4 loans from 37 to 185 euros. This loan allowed me to open a real grocery store. Prior to this, I sold on the pavement in front of my house or in the market.
SOO trained me with the other women in my group. It is very important for us to train ourselves, to encourage ourselves, to support each other. A group president is elected in turn … It will be my turn soon!
Before I earned £58 a month. Now, I earn 3 or 4 times more. With the money that I have made, I have: reinvested in my store; consolidated my house in anticipation of the monsoon; sent money to my parents who are aging; and finally pay for school without issue! My children are happy: their future is much better than mine at their age!”Madam Daw San San