Name of the user: Norris Longwani, Aged 42 years; sex, female; marital status, widowed.
Employment: Norris is currently employed as general staff by Kaloko Trust Zambia earning about 44 pounds a month.
Family size; she has 4 children; 2 boys & 2 girls 3 of whom are school going age. In addition she also looks after 2 dependants who are orphans. Abrey Longwani (one of the sons) passed Grade 9 national examinations in 2009 and is at present studying Grade 10- the starting point of high school education in Zambia at Fifungo School. This school is located about 8km from the family farm where Abrey resides. Abrey uses the 30,000th bike to cycle to and from school on each school day. Before the acquisition of this bike, Abrey walked to school and needless to say that this negatively affected his learning as he reported at school late and tired and therefore unable to concentrate on his studies. By using this bike Abrey is always punctual and arrives at school „fresh‰ and we hope that this will lead to improved performance at school.
Family farm; Norris owns 10 hectare farm in Mwaitwa area of Luansobe. 2 ha of this farm is cleared land but only 1.25 ha is currently under cultivation. For 2009/2010 agricultural season , Norris has grown 1 ha (maize), 0.25 ha (beans) and sweet potatoes both for family consumption and the surplus for sale. It is from the proceeds from farm produce sales that she bought the 30,000th bike