MicroLoan Foundation Features On BBC One Appeal

The local charity is helping empower women in Malawi

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The London-based microfinance charity, MicroLoan Foundation, which was founded in Chiswick but is now based in Brentford has recently featured on BBC with a television appeal by businesswoman annd 'Dragon's Den' panellist Deborah Meadon broadcasting from Malawi.

MicroLoan is helping some of the poorest women in the Malawi and Zambia lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

In the video you can see an example of MicroLoan's success with the story of Enala Banda, who lives in a remote village in rural Malawi where most people are locked in a cycle of poverty.

Her dreams of becoming a teacher were shattered when she had to leave primary school because her family could not afford the fees. Life continued to be a struggle as she grew up and started her own family, and they never had enough food from their land.

Enala recently joined a MicroLoan Foundation group which helped her to set up a small business selling tomatoes and fish. The loan has completely changed her life. She now uses the profits to buy food, send her children to school and save money for the future.

The show is available to view until June 11th on the BBC I-Player which has details of how supporters can donate. You can also keep up to date via MicroLoan Twitter



May 28, 2015