Mariam has been a bread and soup seller in the Mikunguni neighborhood of Zanzibar for 8 years. She belongs to Wapendanao Group (Group code 2069). She currently earns an average monthly profit of US$ 175. Every day she works at her business for 14 hours. She is requesting her second loan from BRAC Tanzania so that she can buy more bread and meat for her business. She is hoping that through this loan, her profit will increase and she will be able to grow her business and save money for future use.
Mariam is 38 years old, married, and has three children: ages 11, 8 and 7.