Mana is a mother who has developed her entrepreneurial skills.
Mana is a mother and now has the ability to not only provide for her children, but also to provide various forms of income.
Mana is a 32-year-old businesswoman. She owns a small shop and sells snacks, coffee, cooked vegetables, and salads and sells them to other village members and to people who are driving by the village. She is a mother of five children, and with her local fisherman husband, they are board member of the community mutual fund.
She receives aid through the Universal Child Grant and is a member of the Zara Mira Program in Madagascar. Before receiving the allocation, she struggled with paying for her children school supplies and other basic needs. As a member of the community mutual fund, she regularly borrowed money to pay school fees or if one of her children became ill.
Her family’s priorities were always in schooling for the children and pay basic needs around the house, including food. Since Zara Mira, Mana has not had need to use the mutual fund. Also, now she can sends her oldest child into the town to a Christian school in Manakara, as well as his transportation costs to go to and from school via “pousse-pousse”. For the next payment, she plans to expand her business and sell more drinks.
Her family no longer feels anxiety over money for school fees or school supplies as they used to before Zara mira. Her husband was able to also expand his business and buy 10 new fishing accessories, leaving him with 15 fishing equipment which allows him to sell more fish for his family.
The impact of Zara mira has given her children a better life and allowed both parents the ability to expand their business to bring in more income to the family as well as save up to invest in expanding their coops for their chickens.
The impact of Zara mira has given her children a better life and allowed both parents the ability to expand their business to bring in more income to the family