Mayra Garcia – Building a life for her young family through retail 


Retailing her way to success - one snack at a time

Retailing her way to success - one snack at a time


Mayra is a cheerful and hardworking woman who lives in the city of Pucallpa, in the province of Coronel Portillo. She is 22 years old and the mother of a one-year-old daughter. She has a business selling snacks, and she also sells used clothing. She enjoys full support from her husband, who works as a driver with his own car.  This is the second loan she has received through the program.  The first loan she received was for 300 Peruvian soles, and she invested it in soft drinks.  The current financing we have provided will be invested in snacks for her business. Mayra’s goal for the future is to open a clothing store.

“We are proud of the entrepreneurial progress Mayra has made.” commented Dan Monaghan, “She is a great example of how the entrepreneurial spirit can continue to grow when nurtured.”



Yaw is thirty years old. He is married and has two children – both who are in school full time.  He lives with his wife and children in a rented apartment in a town called Wiawso in the Western Region of Ghana.  Wiawso is a commercial and farming town. Yaw is a trader.  The business he has founded consists of the trading in electrical goods.  His store is located very close to his home – a small community area.  The inventory in his store consists of goods that he has purchased from nearby towns. Yaw has been in business for four years and is using the proceeds of our loan to buy all kinds of electrical goods – adaptors, extension boards, wires, etc. to expand his business.

“We wish Yaw the best of luck and look forward to seeing him enjoy the fruits of his business expansion!” – Dan Monaghan, Toronto