Microfinance Benefits Families

Pius (pronounced Puce) is the chairman of the Tekchuali microfinance group. He has been in business about 14 years and has participated in several microfinance programs. He started his business 14 years ago by selling kitchen supplies: plastic tubs and bowls, etc. About 10 years ago he switched to used metal. Pius’ wife sells dry beans, corn and grain in another market. They have 4 children, the oldest in class 7 (7th grade). He’s used the microfinance loans to expand their businesses using 25% of the loan for his wife’s business and 75% for his business. His goal is to continue to grow his business by moving from a ground plot to a shop stall.