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Total loan: $525
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Mariam

Tanzania
Mbeya, Tanzania / General Store

A loan of $525 helped to buy more cooking oil, sugar, soaps, salt, and other utensils.


Mariam's story

Mambo from Mbeya, Tanzania! This is 30 year-old Mariam M.. She is married and has two children aged 7 and 11. In 2002 Mariam established her small shop. Working seven days a week, and thirteen to sixteen hours a day, she earns about US $30 every month from this business. Mariam requires a loan in order to buy more cooking oil, sugar, soaps, salt, and other utensils. She thanks you for your support.

The Swahili word for this type of outside shop, or stall, is genge. A genge is usually a very basic structure made of wood, with a tin roof, which sells general items such as onions, tomatoes, chili, oil, rice, and dried fish. It is the kind of place local people usually send their children running to fetch something when they are in the middle of cooking the evening meal, and don’t have time to go all the way to the market to buy the missing ingredient.


Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Disbursed date: August 3, 2008
Facilitated by Field Partner: Sero Lease and Finance Ltd. (SELFINA)

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Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Disbursed date: August 3, 2008
Facilitated by Field Partner: Sero Lease and Finance Ltd. (SELFINA)