These ladies are very happy with the success of their small businesses, set up under Child of Hope’s IGA scheme. Angela and Laira have been running businesses in the school grounds for five and three years respectively – selling local snacks and fruit to pupils and staff at break time. Laira’s wares include avocados, mangoes and roasted groundnuts, while Angela’s include cassava, Irish chips and pancakes.
Angela has another business also running out of the school, selling porridge flour (a mixture of millet and soya beans) in the community and to the health department at the school for its nutritional programme.
And no wonder they are happy – their incomes allow them to buy food for their families and even put a little by each week in savings. Single mum Laira is now able to pay school fees for another child in a different school, while Angela has been able to buy some goats and hopes soon to buy some cows.
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