Awetu is married with five children. She lives in an area called Mbagala in Dar es Salaam. Awetu sells 'khanga', a type of cloth worn by women, which is fitted around the waist. The cloth is very famous to the Indigenous residents of Dar es Salaam, the Wazaramo.
This type of cloth is mainly used during the traditional festivals of the Wazaramo people, but it is also used as a casual wear by most women in Tanzania. Awetu is wearing a khanga in her photograph.
Awetu sells these khanga to her customers on credit. Then she collects the debt on a monthly basis. This situation means she needs enough working capital to keep her business going. She hopes to be able to add to her stock on time, without waiting for the debtors to pay their debts. Awetu is in need of $400 to help her business.