‘Learning together’ to grow a business in the plains of Tanzania
Friday, March 28, 2014
When Hailey Chalhoub and Eliza Madden, both 22, were sent to Tabora in northeastern Tanzania to help its residents with a nascent food processing business, they had their marching orders: make a profit.
It was August 2013 and the two women were taking over as the new project coordinators for the 2Seeds Network’s Tabora Project. The enterprise started three years ago as a way to teach mothers about nutrition and equip them to grow personal gardens. Its next goal was to help a group of local women package and sell foods at the market to supplement their income.
Chalhoub and Madden had each raised $8,000 to cover their year’s worth of expenses through donations from family and friends, online fundraisers, and hosting yard sales and dinners.