LCV Guardian Mother’s Bakery
A great example of micro-finance in action!
The staff of Lirhanzo Children’s Village wish to apply to AFADU for microfinance of $420 to build a bread oven and set up a bakery within the LCV grounds.
This will provide staff with an opportunity to raise funds to top up their wages and create a fund to assist staff with health and other emergencies.
The Lirhanzo Children’s Village and its surrounding community is isolated from the nearest town (Chikombedzi) and lack of transport and poor roads make access to services and food supplies a significant issue.
Bread is an important component of the local diet, but there is nothing currently available in the immediately area.
People wishing to buy bread have to go to CHikombedzi Growth Point.
With the school also being part of LCV, there is plenty of potential for sales to local people. It is felt by the LCV staff that there would be good demand for bread.
Plans are afoot for LCV to build a bread oven of commercial size – the staff have agreed that they would be able to make bread for sale as well as providing bread for the children at LCV.
The profits made from the sale of bread will be used to top up the salaries of the staff with the aim of meeting government salary requirements.
A side benefit of having the oven is that training can be provided to the children in bread baking.
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