Empower Mothers in Tanzania with Microloans

by Opportunity International
Aug 21, 2012

Helping Helen

Having more than doubled our outreach during 2011, Opportunity is thriving in Tanzania because of your partnership. Your giving has a direct impact on our ability to provide the most marginalized entrepreneurs with the tools they need to work their way out of poverty. You are helping us foster transformation through the Opportunity International Trust Group model. You are creating a cycle of change in Tanzania; you changed everything for Helen.

 Helen, mother of four, values her role as chief contributor to the well-being of her family. As a mom who wants the best for her children, she boldly faces her daily challenges to ensure her children’s needs are met. Not long ago, those challenges felt insurmountable. For the past five years, Helen struggled each day, finding it impossible to earn a profit selling beverages and sarongs. She felt she was doing everything right, but just could not make ends meet. That’s when a friend told her about Opportunity. Armed with training and business capital, she expanded her supply shop to add a variety of products to attract more customers. She is using her increased income to purchase food and save for school fees for her children. Filled with new hope, Helen has a dream to purchase land to build a home. “I have seen a change in myself and in my family’s well-being; today, I am truly a provider. 



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Opportunity International

Location: Chicago, IL - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.opportunity.org
Project Leader:
Ally Lynch
Oak Brook, IL United States

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