Empower Mothers in Tanzania with Microloans

by Opportunity International
Nov 21, 2012

Changing Naishiye's Future

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.

By creating a cycle of change in Tanzania, you offered clients like Naishiye the opportunity to change everything. Naishiye Kivuyo is a member of an Opportunity Kenya Trust Group comprised of widows who operate small businesses in a busy marketplace in Moshi, at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. She raises chickens and sells eggs and vegetables. Starting with just a handful of customers, Naishiye has successfully employed all that she has learned to substantially grow her business to serve 100 families in her village, grossing nearly $30 per day.

With six children to put through school, she is working closely with her loan officer to invest her current loan of $315 and to transition her business to wholesale which will allow her to increase her profit margin even more. Naishiye says she never imagined the impact Opportunity would have on her ability to educate her children and she feels for the first time ever that her dreams are within her reach because of the opportunity she has been given.

Thank you for helping Naishiye provide a better future for her and her children! 



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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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