Vumilia has 3 children, one of whom is disabled, and was struggling to send them to school. She had learnt tailoring as a teenager and decided to use her grant from Mondo in 2010 to buy a pedal sewing machine.

A few years later she used the loan to buy another part for the machine for decorative stitching and more materials. She can now make two dresses a day, with a profit of about 15,000 shs. ($7) She says that her orders come from all around Moshi, as she is recommended by many satisfied customers. Vumilia’s business has allowed her to keep her children in secondary school.

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