Living or Dying, it Was the Same For Me

LIVING OR DYING WAS THE SAME FOR ME

Living in the capital city, Kagali, Rwanda, is challenging. The standard of living is higher, leaving most low-income families unable to afford food, rent, or basic needs.

Obtaining a small loan from a bank is nearly impossible for citizens without a source of income—the loan conditions are unreasonable regardless.

For many women in the Kicukiro Women’s Group, the TLAfrica micro-loan program saved their life. As one member explains, “I was miserable! Living or dying, it was the same for me. I was physically and spiritually poor. When I joined the ministry of TLAfrica, I regained my physical and emotional strength.”

With a small loan, each of the women in the group can now buy produce from farmers and sell them for a higher price in the market, along with starting other small startups.

More than just a loan, the women get a new lease on life. Each week, they fellowship together—reading the Bible, confessing their struggles, and learning to pray. Sharing in a group setting they build each other up—an outcome far more valuable than any money they earn from their small businesses. The now have income, self-esteem, and a renewed hope that God is working in their lives.

By |2018-03-14T20:07:13+00:00March 11th, 2015|Women Empowerment|