A loan of $4,275 helped a member to buy rice, maize, ground nuts, and millet.

Obama Group's story

Jibileth, who is in her early 40s, is married with three children who go to school. She has been running a food vendor business for five years now. She works from 6am to 11am (for five hours) daily and is able to make a small monthly profit.

This will be her seventh loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to pay school fees, household expenses and also kept on increasing her food stock and has paid back her loans successfully. She hopes for a loan to buy rice, maize, ground nuts and millet. What she does is mix and grind all of them together. She puts some aside for selling as dry food and with the other portion she makes porridge which she sells from door to door. Her dream is to one day build her own house.

She will share this loan with her loan group "Obama" which has a total of 16 members who will hold each other accountable in paying back their loans.

In this group: Jibileth, Herry, Elizabeth, Domina, Fatuma, Richard*, Frank, Zaitun, Jackson, Amos*, Mesia, Mohamedi, Gladness*, Juma, Anifa, Daina
*not pictured

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