Salma Msomi is a Tanzanian seamstress from the Ifakara region who repaid her first loan on time (the first loan to finance the purchase of two sewing machines) and secured a second loan from KAZI.
With a full order book, this second loan will enable her to move from a remote area to downtown Ifakara and thus increase her local production of garments and expand her customer base.
• Loan of Tsh 3,000,000 (approx. CHF 1’300) with repayment scheduled over 24 months.
✓ Reduction of clothing imports and support of local production of regional and/or traditional clothing.
✓ Preservation of regional handcraft.
✓ Increase of available jobs in Ifakara (new jobs opened with the expansion of the business) and transfer of knowledge locally to new employees.
✓ Successful expansion of the business and regular repayments since mid-2022.