Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 9 March 2019 - Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS), today launched the completion of the second phase of a US $83.5 million (Tzs 192 billion) expansion of the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam, which will enable the institution to serve over one million patients each year.
The Aga Khan Hospital in Tanzania provides opportunities for in-service nurses to continue their medical education, thereby advancing their skills and credentials, while earning a living and supporting their families. Students and alumni report feeling more confident and able in their roles as nursing leaders.
In 2011, she learned about the Premiere Agence de Microfinance (PAMF), and decided to take out a loan to start up her own business. Today, Alinoro operates three successful businesses and has 15 employees.
A series of costly medical expenses caused Pyar Ali to lose everything, including his business. After consulting a friend, he took out what became the first in a series of loans from the First MicroFinance Bank (FMFB) Ltd Pakistan. Over time, these loans have enabled Pyar to establish a successful garment production shop. In addition to improving his own family’s income, self-reliance and well-being, he is happy to provide employment to four other people, who earn their livelihoods from working in his shop.
Before 2005, Farida Imitiaz and her husband were struggling to make ends meet for their family, due to extensive medical bills. That year, Farida took out what became the first in a series of loans from the First MicroFinance Bank (FMFB) Ltd Pakistan.