The Tilimbike group consists of 14 women aged between 26 and 58, living in the Petauke district of Eastern Zambia. They all have children who attend school.
These women run different small scale businesses to help provide their household income, so that they can afford food and to send their children to school. Group member Sarah Banda (53) and has five children who go to school.
She has a salon where she plaits hair and sells shampoo, wigs and lotions. Sarah employs two people who help in the daily activities of her salon. She would like to use her share of the loan to buy a hair dryer, wigs and lotions for her salon.
From the profits she hopes to build a home for her family and be able to send her children to school up to university level.