A loan of $4,375 helped a member to increase her stock for her store.

Kilongawima Group's story

Deborah, who is in her mid-40s, is married with five children and has one grandchild. All of them are still in school. She has been running a genge-duka business, which means that she sells fruits, vegetables, sugar, wheat flour, baking flour, salt, beans, and bananas all in the same shop. She works from 6:00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. daily and is able to make a fair monthly profit.

This will be her first loan from Tujijene Tanzania, which she wants to use for increasing the stock of her genge-duka business. Her dream is to one day be able to build her own house.

She will share this loan with her loan group, Kilongawima, which has a total of 15 members who will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Deborah, Agness, Sarafina, Lilian, Stella*, Aristida, Devota, Asnath, Joyce, Felister, Zaharia, Grace, Sivia, Felister*, Jane
*not pictured

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