Samfya, Zambia – Margret is a widow and a mother to five children. She enrolled in SCCP’s microloan program in 2008 with a $10 loan to begin a garden at
her home. Though Margret had never gardened before, she was successful in her harvest and sold her vegetables to fully pay back the loan after four
months. In December 2008, she received a loan for $120 and became a farmer, utilizing a maize field to feed and support her family. In the first year
she grew 25 bags of maize and 33 bags in 2013. Because of the success of her harvest, Margret sent all five of her children to school, something she
never thought she would do.
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