Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
In 2000, we set up CUMO, a rural micro-finance enterprise. It gives people in rural and remote areas of Malawi access to financial services, including affordable credit – integrating local businesses into value chains and markets. We helped Stella take on a loan when her business was struggling due to a bad harvest. She has since repaid the loan and reinvested funds into her business to help it grow. She says: “We are now eating healthily, my children are doing well with their exams and are happy and my business is doing well”.