Shida

Shida, client of the Mama Bahati Foundation in TanzaniaThis is another Mama Bahati client, Shida, who began by borrowing a £20 microloan to buy fabric for dress-making. Two years on, she is repaying a loan of £260 and makes up to 20 dresses a day; a phenomenal expansion. Like Zawadi, Shida is now able to send all 6 of her children to school.

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