Hamida Mtumbuka, Tanzania

Hamida was one of Mama Bahati’s first clients having joined in 2006. Following the tragic death of her husband, she had to find a way of supporting her children.

After attending a local meeting and seeing how inclusive it was she decided to join a group. She received business training and her first loan of £20. She used this loan to invest in her fruit and veg stall and pay for her son’s school fees.

Over the years Hamida’s business has flourished and she now generates daily income of between £6-8. She saves some of this money and invests the rest in her business. She is now a trusted client and recently took out a loan of approx. £400.

Hamida plans to focus on making her one business stable before opening her own clothing line in the town. She also hopes to one day see the house that she started with her late husband completed.

All photos of Hamida Mtumbuka taken by Adam Dickens September 2012.

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