Portfolio Category: Personal Stories

Munanka

Munanka is 11 years old and is in Class 7 at Maasai Academy in Olorte, a remote village on the border between Tanzania and Kenya. Munanka's mother is a farmer and sells livestock - cattle, sheep and goats, in order to earn a wage to support her household. Unfortunately Munaka's father died when she was…
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Damas & Condrada

Damas and Condrada are siblings and next door neighbours, living in a village called Litisha, close to Songea in southern Tanzania. Damas and Condrada are both farmers who received training in sustainable agriculture training. Since being trained in sustainable agriculture techniques, Damas has been able to increase his annual income from under 600,000TSH (approximately £214)…
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Bahati

Bahati is 45 years old and lives with her 5 children in a small village called Kitanda in Southern Tanzania. Bahati excelled in a sustainable agriculture training course and has used her knowledge to apply to the cultivation of rice and maize. In doing so, Bahati has increased her yield from five sacks of rice to…
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Rukia

Rukia is 27 years old and lives in the village of Kitanda in Southern Tanzania. She heard about the Hoja small loans programme at a village meeting. Rukia borrowed 50,000TSH (£20) to help her to start her business in 2011, a small restaurant providing traditional Tanzanian food in the village. The restaurant provides her with…
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