Rukia has been a vegetable seller in the Sakina neighborhood of Arusha, for the last 4 years. She belongs to the Uchumi loan group (group code 2082). She currently earns an average monthly profit of $20. Every day she works at her business from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. She is requesting a loan from BRAC Tanzania so that she can buy more vegetables for her business. She is hoping that through this loan, her profit will increase and she will be able to grow her business.
Rukia is married, and has two children: ages 6 and 3.