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Featured Entrepreneur


Name: Halima
Location: Tanzania

Microfinance Partner: BRAC

Halima is currently on her third microloan with BRAC near Keko in Dar Es Salaam. She borrowed 550,000 Tanzanian shillings (about $251) over 20 weeks to support her vegetable stand. She also sells secondhand clothing door to door in her community. Halima is a member of a microfinance group with BRAC Tanzania through the Empowerment and Livelihoods for Adolescents girls’ club, where she enjoys reading magazines and storybooks.
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Microlending Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa

Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cote d’Ivoire
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ethiopia
The Gambia
Ghana

Kenya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mozambique
Nigeria
Rwanda
Senegal
Sierra Leone

Somaliland
South Africa
Tanzania
Togo
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Name: Maimuna
Location: The Gambia

Microfinance Partner: Reliance Gambia

Maimuna sells bread, dried fish and local breakfast she prepares at her home with her group microloan of 5,000 Delasis (about $117), which is her second loan from Reliance Gambia. She took 5,000 for her first loan as well. The loans are repaid over 6 months with monthly interest payments and two payments of capital. With both loans she divided her business capital between dried fish and vegetables for the food she prepares. On a good day she can bring in 300 Delasis in profits and she has three months before she has to repay the first half of her loan capital.

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