A loan of $850 helped a member to buy more clothes (vitenge, a cultural favorite) for her business.


Mary's Umoja Group's story

Mary is 36 years old and is a married woman with 4 children, ages 20, 14, 10 and 4 years old. She and her husband also take care of 1 other person, age 60 years old. Mary sells clothes; she started in 2003. Every day, she works from 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at her business and can earn a monthly profit of about $60 from her sales.


She now hopes for a loan to buy more clothes (vitenge) for her business. She will share this loan with her subgroup members Ester, Naishie and Theresia, who have businesses dealing in vegetables sales, clothes sales and hairdressing.

In this group: Mary, Ester, Naishie, Theresia


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