A loan of $600 helped a member to buy a basket of sugar and a bucket of oil.


Helen's Group's story

Helen has been cooking and selling food in Dodoma, Tanzania, for 2 years. She is now seeking a loan so that she may purchase more cooking ingredients, particularly sugar and oil, so that she may produce more food to sell. She works for 11 hours every day and earns a profit of approximately $35 each month. With the increased profit from her greater sales following this loan, Helen hopes to reinvest in her business so it continues to grow.


Helen is 50 years old, married and has 7 children, ages 12, 17, 18, 21, 25, 28, and 32. In addition to her 7 children, she also cares for 5 dependants. She will be sharing this loan with her fellow group members, Vumilia, Hadija, Vaileth and Pili.

In this group: Helen, Vumilia, Hadija, Vaileth, Pili


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