The objective of this field visit was to (1) see the state of young mothers’ businesses, (2) provide coaching to help young mothers generate increased profit, and (3) understand the current life condition of young mothers in business. A mixture of young mothers who are employed and self-employed were visited. Co-facilitators of business training, Michael Leen and Lucy Metha, conducted this field visit.
At each place of business, the young mother completed a questionnaire regarding health of her business. Additionally and when possible, customers were also interviewed. Specific young mothers visited include: Suzan (runs her own small restaurant, food catering business, food stand, and hair salon), Maria (runs here own hair salon), and Magdalena (employed in a hair salon).
Across the five young mothers visited today, they earn on average TZS 127,000 per month or roughly USD 59.07 (exchange rate: 2150).