"I was tired of being poor" explains Kureya Dyakonda. That's why she joined ASAP's Kufusa Mari Village Savings & Lending project in the Mutasa area of Eastern Zimbabwe. She had no idea how to make money - and was not sure how to even start. She decided, when it was her turn to borrow the savings fund, to buy a large bag of lolipops and sell them one at a time. From that day her profits started to add up.
Pictured here, Kureya is proud to display HER new household goods at a field day at St. Barbara's Secondary School - a new sewing machine, plates and cups for the entire family and more. "I want all the women living in my village to see that, just like me, they can choose sweet success over bitter poverty. "