A loan of $375 helped a member to buy flour and cooking oil.


Wastra Group's story

For the last two years, Maryam M. has made a living selling snacks and porridge in the Melinne neighborhood of Zanzibar. She belongs to Wastara loan group, and currently earns an average monthly profit of $50. She works at her business for 12 hours a day.

Maryam is requesting a new loan, her third, from BRAC Tanzania to buy more flour and cooking oil, which she will use to make items to sell to her customers. She hopes that through this loan, her profits will increase and she will be able to expand her business.

Maryam M. is 25 years old, married and has three children, ages 7, 4 and 2. She will share this loan with her fellow group member, Maryam O. S., who makes a living selling firewood in Zanzibar.

In this group: Maryam, Maryam


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