A loan of $500 helped a member to purchase more food and clothing stock for her businesses.


Uchumi A Group's story

Bibiana, age 45, is married with 4 children (ages 17, 21, 28, and 31). She also takes care of her parents. In 2005, Bibiana opened two businesses- a cafe and clothing store. She works at these businesses from 8am to 6pm daily earning a profit of about $53 a month.

In the past, Bibiana took a loan of about $88 from BRAC Tanzania to buy stock for her businesses. Having paid it back successfully, she now hopes for a new loan for the same purpose. She will be sharing this loan with her subgroup member Yusta H., who is a vegetable seller. They belong to the loan group Uchumi (Swahili for "economy"), which totals 25 members.

In this group: Bibiana, Yusta
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