Maka received a loan from one of RAIN’s Savings & Loans groups. She used her loan to start her own store – in fact, it’s the first and only store in her community. Maka’s store sells tea, coffee, couscous, salt, batteries, soup, sardines, and more. This is an ambitious step above buying and reselling a few products. It’s good for Maka and her family and it’s also good for the community. She says “I’m proud I succeeded” and “I’m not going to stop – I plan to grow the store so it’s even bigger.” Maka finished paying off her loan and now the store, and everything in it belongs to her 100%.