Today we honor the love, support and strength of fathers everywhere… Fathers like Donasian Mbiry.
Opportunity client Donasian owns a small shop in the Ilala Bugoni neighborhood of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He built his store himself with a wood frame and corrugated steel roof, selling household goods like rice, flour and cooking oil. He is using his loan as working capital to build the selection of products he sells and position himself to better compete with other stores in the neighborhood.
With the earnings from his store, Donasian supports his wife, his seven-year-old daughter Grace, and his 15-year-old nephew. Donasian is able to pay for Grace’s primary school fees, and he hopes to save enough money to send his nephew to a vocational secondary school. In the future, Donasian plans to open a new and larger store, and he would like to have more children. He is working hard to ensure that his income will provide his children with a better home and a good education.
For all the fathers all over the world who work hard to ensure the future of their families, we wish you a safe and happy father’s day.