Lent Appeal – Being in business to fight poverty

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Regina
lives and works in Juba, South Sudan’s capital city.  She is a widow with 2 sons and has a small stall in the Ginena market where she sells snacks and baked cassavas.  She heard about the Manna Microfinance project through her church and was keen to take out a small loan to help her build her business and support her family better.

She is part of a Manna Microfinance support group who have named themselves ‘Glory’ and they meet weekly to exchange ideas, share problems and receive training.   Her small initial loan of less than £100 has transformed her business and motivated her to support others in the group too.  She has expanded her business to sell mendazi too, a fried snack originally from Kenya, based on ideas she has heard in the group and is keen for others to share in the success.

Our micro-enterprise projects aim to give people like Regina the tools  to help them out of poverty and to build a sustainable future for themselves, not needing to rely on handouts.

A small amount of initial money has made a huge difference to Regina and others like her already.  This Lent, can you spare something to help others like her work their way towards a better future?

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