For five years now, Ashura has been running three small businesses: a retail shop selling different items like match boxes, juices, and airtime and a "genge," a food cart, selling fruits and vegetables. She also runs a motorbike business for transportation. Ashura works from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. per working day and is able to make a good profit.
This will be her fifth loan request from Tujijenge Tanzania, which she will use to buy retail stocks and fruits and vegetables to resell.
With the previous loans, all paid back in full, she opened her retail shop business and bought fruits and vegetables for her cart.
Ashura used her profit to cover her kids' school fees, pay food expenses, and reinvest back in her business. She dreams of owning a three-wheel motorbike for business.
Ashura will share this loan with her loan group "BALOON," which totals six members. The members of the group hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.
About Tujijenge TanzaniaThis loan is administered by Tujijenge Tanzania, which was founded in 2006. It has operations in Dar es Salaam, the coastal region, and the Lake Victoria region. The organization aims to reach out to micro entrepreneurs and provide them with financial and social intermediation services because capital is one of the major barriers to development and success for micro-enterprise initiatives in Tanzania.
For more information on Tujijenge Tanzania, please visit its partner page, or join its lending team.
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