How my life has changed

Anne Marie Albert, Solidarity Client

I’ve borrowed over the years, I have been able to grow my business and really take care of my children. I sell at the market, but I also own a garden, goats and pigs,” she smiles. “I am able to purchase assets that are profitable and provide security for our future.”
Anne Marie participates in Fonkoze’s Solidarity program, which provides joint loans to five women (called a Solidarity group) from a common geographical area. Solidarity lending creates a built-in system of accountability, support and enables women who have already established themselves as micro-entrepreneurs to expand their businesses. Anne Marie’s Solidarity group is called “Tet Ansam” (“putting our heads together”), a name they gave themselves to signify togetherness and collaboration.

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