Mariam is a single mother of four. Three years ago, her husband left her for another woman. Since being separated, he had refused to pay child support, leaving Mariam to care for her children on her own.

After learning about EfG’s legal services, Mariam reached out for guidance regarding her situation. She was provided with knowledge on matrimonial laws and her rights, support and access to a pro-bono lawyer. Her case went to court; ruling in her favor her ex-husband is now obligated to provide financial support. The family property and farmland was also successfully allocated to her children.

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Fatna has been a member of VICOBA for the past 5 years. When she first joined the group, she was a fishseller in Buguruni Market. With access to a low interest loan, Fatna was able to successfully grow her business by increasing her supply, which raised her sales.

With the extra capital she accessed a large loan, which she used to buy land, start building a house and invest in diversifying her business ventures. 

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Asha is a widowed mother of four. During her marriage, she managed to obtain a number of properties in Dar es Salaam, including a land plot. After her husband’s death, his relatives denied her the right to inherit the property, arguing she had no claim.

Asha received human rights education from EfG and learned that traditional marriages such as hers are legally recognized and that her children had the right to inherit their late father’s property. 

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Temeke Stereo market- a local women trader was facing verbal abuse from some of the male traders in the market. Upon learning about the abuse women were experiencing, an EfG Legal Community Supporter provided assistance to the women on how to address the issue. 

The women worked together to bring the perpetuators before the local market committee, where they faced large fines and were held accountable for their abuses against the female trader. 

 

 

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