A Microloan and a Mattress
Samfya, Zambia — Doreen had never had a bed and mattress to sleep on.
But one day, Doreen received a microloan and began gardening and trading. She saved part of her profit for a mattress. Not having a mattress used to bother Doreen. Whenever visitors came to her home, she wouldn't allow them to see her room, for she was too ashamed. Doreen told our Partnership Developers in Zambia, "Now I am happy and no longer ashamed. I leave the door of my bedroom open with a free mind."