A loan of $3,400 helped a member to buy another motorcycle and to make more "bites" to sell.

Kagera Group's story

Tabu, who is in her late 30s, is single with two children. One of them goes to school and the other one is small. She has had a motorcycle business and business selling "bites," or snacks, for four years now. She works from 6 am to 8 pm daily and is able to make a fair monthly profit.

This will be her seventh loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to buy a TV set, a DVD deck, fabrics, and motorcycle spares and started selling "bites" such as cakes, mandazi (fried bread), vitumbua (rice patties w/ cardamom, yeast, and coconut), and chapati (unleavened flatbread). She has paid all her loans successfully. Her dream is to one day be able to finish building her house.

Tabu will share this loan with her loan group "Kagera," which has 12 members who will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Tabu, Anna, Aisha, Neema, Zena, Neema*, Hadija, Christrina, Fatuma, Mary, Fatuma, Nicholaus
*not pictured

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