This quarter, two Women’s Right and Leadership Forums received seed capital to start their own VICOBA (village community banking) with support of African Initiatives and UKAID. The villages of Oloipiri in Ngorongoro and Terrat in Simanjiro were the recipients this quarter, making a total of 8 forums across the northern Tanzania landscape. Each group of 24 women received a total of 5 million shillings.
Namayan Abraham has lived in Terat most of her life. She is a mother to eleven children and too many grandchildren to count.