March 14, 2011
The Bootstrap Team just came back from Zambia where we worked with Raphael, Rose and Mutinta and their microfinance bank Harmos. We thought we would post a few highlights from the trip.
Just about the cutest boys ever playing in Mutinta's village.
This is the school just next door to Rose's house.
This is Rose's front door and what led to Rose's Rugs.
In the countryside water is very scarce. We saw these kids taking their family's share of water on their way back from school.
This is microfinance in action! We were honored to be invited by Raphael's village to their weekly meeting with their Harmos banker (Harmos is our development partner in Zambia). In the meeting they talked about ways to improve sales, good bookkeeping practices, and how much they need to save to succeed during the low season.
These are the wild berries that grow near the reeds that are used for Raphael's baskets.