A total of eight young mothers were visited this round, seven of whom are self-employed and one employed. Co-facilitator of business training, Lucy Metha, and new part-time EBLI staff member and INTERTEAM development worker, Susan Waltisberg, conducted these visits.
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: Kanana Mussa (sews and sells handmade baby diapers and jewelry earning TZS 60,000 per month), Mariam Feruzi (runs her own salon she earning TZS 100,000 per month), Prisca Robert (produces and sells cashew nuts at a busy bus stand earning TZS 20,000 per month), Magdalena Clement (employed at a hair salon earning TZS 150,000 per month), Shoma Michael (runs a grocery stand buying and selling food stuffs and fruits earning TZS 60,000 per month), Maria Chrizostom (runs her own hair salon earning TZS 100,000 per month ), Aisha Mwampinzi (hair stylist earning TZS 30,000 per month ), and Aneth Samson (mobile business selling soap and women's clothing earning TZS 50,000). Across the eight young mothers visited today, they earn on average TZS 77,500 per month or roughly USD 35.23 (exchange rate: 2200). This number is below the target amount, which makes sense since half of those visited only just begun a small business. Nevertheless, EBLI will place extra emphasis on coaching those earning less than TZS 100,000 per month.