A loan of $900 helped to purchase a refrigerator and buy eggs.


Mwanamtama's story

MWANAMTAMA is 54 years old and opened the “Killy Shop” (named after her son) in 2002. This business currently brings in about $150-170 a month.


In 2005, the shop burnt down due to an electrical short. After this tragedy, a loan was taken out to rebuild the shop and to restock its inventory. Fortunately, only the shop was burnt during the fire, although it is connected to the front of their home.


Mwanamtama lives with her husband and with six children – three of their own and three orphaned relatives. They have three other children as well, who have grown and are now independent. Their house assistant and shopkeeper, whom they pay about $18 a month each, also live with them. The husband works in a hotel.


In hopes of receiving a second loan, Mwanamtama would like to buy a refrigerator for the shop and to start selling wholesale eggs in a new location. She belongs to the group "Giraffe," which consists of 27 other members who keep each other accountable and insure one another in paying back their loans.



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