A loan of $800 helped a member to increase business capital and buy more chicken and fish to sell.

Mandela A Group's story

Mariam J., 45, is married with six children, who are 22, 21, 20, 18, 16 and 12 years old. She fries and sells chicken and fish in Kiburugwa, a place just outside the city center. She started the business in 2000 and works from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. She is able to earn a monthly profit of about $124.

This will be Mariam’s fourth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania, a Kiva partner. She used the previous loans to increase her chicken and fish business and has paid back her loans successfully. She wants to get her fourth loan to increase the capital of her business.

Mariam will share this loan with subgroup A of the Mandela group. The subgroup has six members, who sell clothes, bites, food and milling. These members will hold each other accountable in paying back their loans. In the picture, Mariam is first from the right.

In this group: Mariam, Ashruna, Sakina, Awesa, Salma, Mwajuma*
*not pictured

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