2018 170 Halima175 USD financed in January 2018


Halima is a 35-year-old married mother of two. She is a food vendor who sells local food in Tujijenge, Tanzania. Halima has been in this business for 2 years. She is a hardworking person who works from 6:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m. The woman is applying for this loan to purchase food items such as kilos of rice, wheat flour, cooking oil, utensils, saucepans, plates, and seats for her customers. Her dream is to open a big restaurant in the near future.

María Del Rosario

2017 169 Maria225 USD financed in December 2017


María Del Rosario is a 34 year old business woman who lives in Barranquilla, Colombia. She has been selling fried food for living almost a year. Her customers are people living in the neighbourhood. Maria is aiming to reduce her costs and make wholesale purchases. In order to that, she needs a 225 USD loan to buy some extra corn, flour, salt and oil.


2017 168 Esther725 USD financed in December 2017


Esther is a 28-year-old single mother to an infant and she makes a living selling hamburgers in the rural area of Betanzos, Bolivia, which is a popular tourist spot due to the local caves and their cave paintings. Esther and her child live in a rented room and from the same place she also rents a kitchen space which has a door that leads to the street. She uses this as a diner and she sells her burgers with egg and soft drinks from Monday to Friday at night with the rest of her time dedicated to looking after her child. She asks for a 725 USD loan to improve the kitchen space and increase the amount of seating. Her dream is have a fast food restaurant and she wants to increase sales to meet the demand and improve her income in order to support her child.


2017 167 Fanice400 USD financed in December 2017


Fanice is a thirty-three-year-old woman who is happily married and lives with her husband and four kids in Mombasa, Kenya. Fanice is a businesswoman and runs a boutique. She is a hard-working person and well known for opening her boutique very early in the morning and meeting all her customer needs. Fanice is asking for the $400 loan to increase the stock of clothes and shoes which will help her increase the business income. She dreams of expanding her business so she could let her children go to university. This was done thanks to our partnership with MLE Empowering Apparel.


2017 166 Gosheen350 USD financed in December 2017


Gosheen is a 22 years old woman who lives with her family in Gujranwala, Pakistan. She has been working as a tailor to provide her family with more income for the last 2 years. The problem Gosheen faces is that her sewing machine does not work anymore and needs to be replaced with a new one. Apart from that, Gosheen would like to get some colored threads, laces and buttons to replenish her inventory. To meet this challenge, she has requested for the $350 loan which is going to provide her with all needed equipment and supplies.

Mercedes Johanna

2017 165 Mercedes Johanna375 USD financed in September 2017


Mercedes Johanna is a young business woman living in Soledad (Atlántico), Colombia. She began her business with her family help before she reached the age of 18. Mercedes sells fast food and lunch on the streets. She will use the loan to replenish the stock. Her ambition is to have a decent place and increase her income to pay for her education.

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