A loan of $1,300 helped a member to buy more ingredients for the foods she prepares and sells.


Ashura's Group's story

Ashura Z. has been preparing and selling small food items in the Darajabovu neighborhood of Zanzibar for six years. She works for twelve hours every day and earns a profit of approximately $135 each month. She has previously taken out one loan from BRAC Tanzania which she repaid successfully and on time. She is requesting her second loan so that she can buy more ingredients and increase her sales and profit. If this loan helps her to expand her business, she intends to use the increased profits to reinvest in her business so that it can continue to grow.


Ashura is 38 years old, widowed, and has two children, aged 4 and 7. She will be sharing this loan with her fellow group members who also have their own small businesses in Zanzibar.

In this group: Ashura, Khadija, Kulwa, Mwajuma, Myunwa, Mtunwa


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