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Frida Francice Mlawa: To escape from extreme poverty was what forced Frida to learn pottery.

Business: Pottery Financier: Yetu Microfinance Bank Location: Mji Mpya, Zanzibar To escape from extreme poverty was what forced Frida to learn pottery.  Unfavourable life circumstances can push one up or down.  For Frida, she decided it was going to be up. With only a capital of Tshs 23,000, she started a pottery business. Later on, […]

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Peter Mushi: “If you have a job that does not pay your worth, just quit and start your own business”

Business: Mini Supermarket Financier: HP Microfinance Location: Chamanzi, Dar es salaam If you have a job that does not pay your worth, just quit and start your own business. For Peter, that is what he did, and it has worked.  He says he was earning a meagre salary that could not meet his needs. Knowing […]

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Jonathan Pwacha Mubanga: “Mine is an agricultural inputs business. I spend a lot of time educating customers how to use them.”

Business: Agricultural Inputs Financier: Tanarela Kigoma  Location: Mwanga Sokoni Jonathan started business in 2016 and owes his success to hard work and creativity. He was influenced to start his own business after seeing the success of others. His starting capital was 15 Million TZS. His first loan was 3 Million, then 5Milion, then 7 Million, […]

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Tabitha Amos Gityamwi: Quest for quality milk made her enter dairy products processing.

Tabitha Amos Gityamwi  is among the 24 outstanding entrepreneurs shortlisted for the 4th Citi Micro-entrepreneurship Awards(CMA) in Tanzania Business: Dairy Processing Financier: Sido Shinyanga Location: Shinyanga Tabitha is a wife and a mother of two kids and has a professional history in Petroleum Engineering. She herds Cattle and does Dairy products processing.  She thought of […]

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Suma Edward Mwanjabiki: Making water vending a serious business

Suma Edward Mwanjabiki is among the 24 outstanding entrepreneurs shortlisted for the 4th Citi Micro-entrepreneurship Awards(CMA) in Tanzania Business: Water Vending through Machine Financier: Yetu Microfinance Location: Mbagala Charambe, Dar es Salaam Water is life. We all know, but mostly remember when there is a shortage of precious liquid. Most residents around Suma’s hamlet in […]

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Richard Paulo Kashinje: Outstanding maker of leather products despite being physically challenged

Richard Paulo Kashinjei is among the 24 outstanding entrepreneurs shortlisted for the 4th Citi Micro-entrepreneurship Awards(CMA) in Tanzania. Business: Leather Shoemaking Financier:Sido Mwanza Location: Kishiri A, Mwanza Richard is a physically challenged man, but this has not stopped him from being an outstanding maker of leather products such as shoes, belts and wallets. Sido provided […]

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Naomi Bunini Manyilizu: Quality service and good relations with the community vital for business success

Naomi Bunini Manyilizu is among the 24 outstanding entrepreneurs shortlisted for the 4th Citi Micro-entrepreneurship Awards(CMA) in Tanzania. Business: Nursery and Primary school Financier: Yetu Microfinance  Location: Uwanja wa Ndege Ifakara, Morogoro Naomi founded KingCollins 11 years ago. The school recently celebrated its 8th class 7 graduation. They currently have 450 students and offer transport […]

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Joyce Robert Kalamage: Loving, dedicated and humble customer care

Joyce Robert Kalamage is among the 24 outstanding entrepreneurs shortlisted for the 4th Citi Micro-entrepreneurship Awards(CMA) in Tanzania. Business: Pharmacy, dispensary and mini supermarket Financier: Makazi Bora Finance Location: Mbande Chamazi, Dares Salaam Joyce attributes her business success to her daring spirit and offering loving, dedicated and humble customer care.    She got a loan which […]

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Hamisa Salum Ubuguyu: She decided to dig a well after her husband passed away

Hamisa Salum Ubuguyu is among the 24 outstanding entrepreneurs shortlisted for the 4th Citi Micro-entrepreneurship Awards(CMA) in Tanzania. Business: Water Supply  Financier: Makazi Bora Finance Location: Mwandege Vikundu, Pwani Hamisa decided to dig a well in 2015. It was after her husband passed away. She was suffering after losing her life partner and wanted to […]