Total loan: $1,100

Nia Njema Group

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Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania / Food

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A loan helped to buy drinks and cooking ingredients for her restaurant.

Nia Njema Group's story

Mariam, in her 40s, is a hardworking woman and a mother of four children. (One is schooling and the rest are grown.) She is divorced and since she has been taking care of her family. She manages a mama lishe (local restaurant or cafe) and soft drinks selling business that she has been running since 1996. Mariam cooks soup, tea with chapati, rice snacks, lunch food such as ugali, rice with meat, vegetables, fruits. She serves people from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, making a good profit. She is now requesting a loan via Kiva's partner Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous first loan to repair her house by putting up a nice and strong wall in a place that was allowing robbers to pass through. She is so happy now because she no longer faces such a problem of having items stolen. Now she lives a peaceful life. Mariam dreams of being a successful mother. She will use this loan to buy drinks and cooking ingredients for her mama lishe. She will share this loan with her loan group,"Nia Njema," which totals two members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.