Maria has been a bean seller in the Kihesa neighborhood of Iringa for 5 years. She belongs to the Namba tatu east group. She currently earns an average monthly profit of approximately $125. Every day she works at her business for 9 hours.
She is requesting her third loan through BRAC Tanzania so that she can buy more beans to add her current stock, to expand her business. She is hoping that through this loan, her profit will increase and she will be able to expand her business.
Maria is 32 years old, married, and has two children: ages 10 and 7. She also cares for two additional dependents.