A loan of $1,000 helped a member to buy more inventory for her small shop.


Jambo Nia Group's story

Hawima has owned a shop selling small items in Zanzibar since 2003. She sells a variety of goods, from cleaning products to drinks to snacks. Among her most popular sellers are juice and biscuits. She works every day from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at her shop and is able to earn approximately $90 each month. She is hoping that with this access to capital she will be able to purchase more of the most popular goods and increase her sales and profit.

Hawima is 48 years old, married, and has three children between the ages of 10 and 25.

In this group: Hawima, Tijara, Mwantatu, Fatma
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