Oliper Kadege – a woman with several businesses
Oliper Kadege lives in a small village in Botswana. She has been a teacher for more than 30 years and has raised five children on her own. This strong woman runs several businesses, which were all started with Bayport loans. Through her partnership with Bayport Financial Services, she has secured financial wellness for herself and her family.
Oliper took out her first Bayport loan in May 2006. Her first venture was a charcoal business. Thanks to a Bayport loan top-up, she received second funding, which she used to start a poultry and fish business. She sources her fish from the Dar es Salaam fish market, which is 20 km from her village and sells it at home as a fried delicacy.
Her most recent loan top up was in 2012 when she purchased a photo copying machine to make copies of exam papers for the schools in her village.
The extra income from her businesses is currently paying for her twin daughters’ university education and her three-room home. “Life is not easy for a single parent, but when I see how proud my children are of me, I am filled with joy”, says Oliper.
Oliper’s inspiring story was broadcast on the CNBC Africa television channel in October 2012.