Consolatha Emmanual is a widow who is raising her grandchildren. Before joining BUWEA, she struggled to survive and even to provide shelter for her family. Her home had no roof, and the walls were crumbling. They were starving.
Through BUWEA, she has taken loans to operate a local cow business, raising the cows and selling them at market. She cuts down hardwoods and saws the logs into boards for sale for construction materials. She is now proud to report that her grandchildren are thriving in school, and she has expanded her house and put on a new tin roof. Further, Consolatha has emerged as a leader in BUWEA, now encouraging 40 groups of women who are all participating in the revolving loan program.