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Here at Sistaco, we want to help people to be inspired and be themselves both here and wherever we can. Because of this, our major charity partnership is with Awaken Mozambique.

Awaken Mozambique is a 'not for profit' organisation that supports a range of people across the community of Mozambique to realise their dreams, by providing business education and micro-financing. This form of charity work has proven results and not only affects the person receiving the business aid but their family and the community around them too.


We regularly donate our products to Awaken Mozambique’s store on the Sunshine Coast to raise money for the program as well as sponsoring individual women. Below are the women Sistaco has currently supported through this program and their stories:


For more information please visit http://www.awakenmozambique.org

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Maria is 38 years old with 6 children, 5 of whom are at school.  She wishes to expand her current tuck shop business to include maize and charcoal. Maria's business is close to home so she provides a local service for those in her area and community. Currently her family is earning less that $120 per month so this loan to increase her business potential will make a huge impact on her life.   

Julia Kulea, aged 50 has a family of 7, with children aged between 13 and 33 years of age. Currently she has 2 children in school with only an approximate income of $120 per month. Julia is seeking to operate a fish business. She has had limited education, completing only to 1st grade. Sistaco is so happy to be helping Julia with her business goals and dreams.

We hope to hear about Julia's Progress with her business in the near future.

Elsa Antonio is 36 years old,living in a household of 10 people, who were supported by her husband whose job brought in about $80 per month. They have 4 children and support 3 non family members. She borrowed the money to set up a fruit stall.


Elsa has not yet made any repayments. She has been ill. However she now has 3 canteens and contributes to supporting the family. She would like to build a more substantial canteen.

Fatima is 39 years of age and runs a business selling roasted chickens. She currently supports a family of seven people, four of whom are children at school. There is one non family member living with them. Fatima supports her family on her current income of $120 per month. She would like to extend her business to sell fish and chips. Through a microloan from Awaken Mozambique, Fatima is able to grow her business, learn the skills required to make her business viable and successful, and have the opportunity to provide more for her family.


 "Fatima is a 39 year old woman who lives in a household of 7 people. They are renting the house. She borrowed to extend her chicken business. She has so far made 3 months payment of the 10 month loan. She states that this is because of business difficulties.She has participated in the training and realises that she has a lot to learn about management to be successful in business.She would like to borrow again once she has repaid this loan."

Adelina is 37 years of age. She is married with 5 children 4 of whom are at school. There is one family member living with them. Her husband currently earns $100 per month and is the only income earner. In the past Adelina has sold bananas and oranges but would like to start a canteen. Through Awaken Mozambique, Sistaco have helped Adelina realise her dream of starting a canteen through our first loan with the organisation. We look forward to sharing with you the progress of Adelina's business and how it changes her life.

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