A loan of $450 helped to buy more stock of items like soap, sugar, lotions, salt, cooking oil e.t.c.


Jenifa's story

Mambo from Mbeya, Tanzania! Jenifa M., 27 is not married, and has no children. In 2004, Jenifa established her small shop. Working seven days a week, and thirteen to sixteen hours a day, she earns about US $130 every month from this business. Jenifa requires a loan in order to buy more stock of items like soap, sugar, lotions, salt, cooking oil e.t.c. 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, chilli, 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 their evening meal, and don’t have time to go all the way to the market to buy the missing ingredient.


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