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Total loan: $650

Neema D.

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Mbeya, Mbeya, Tanzania / Food

Neema D.'s loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped To purchase more rice, beans, salt, flour and cooking oil in bulk.

Neema D.'s story

Mambo from Tanzania! This is 38-year-old Nema D. S. from Mbeya, married with five children between the ages of 5 and 14. Neema has been running a local restaurant business since 1990. Working at the business for 9-12 hours per day, 7 days per week and assisted by her husband. Neema currently earns about $200 each month.

She is requesting a loan of $650 in order to purchase more rice, beans, salt, flour and cooking oil in bulk for her restaurant, and in the future plans to expand her business. Neema thanks you for your support!

When you see a SELFINA entrepreneur whose business title is ‘restaurant’ or ‘café’, you may have to adjust your mental image of what that is. A local restaurant or café in Tanzania usually consists of a rough wooden table and some long, wooden benches, with the sky as a ceiling. Such places don’t even appear in the Lonely Planet’s budget guide, but if you’re looking for a cheap and tasty meal, and someone to have a chat with, this is the place to be. The food is all-local; rice, ugali (a hot sticky dough, made from maize flour), plantain (a cooked savoury banana), all served with beans, vegetables, meat, and a variety of yummy sauces.