A loan of $2,975 helped a member to increase the inventory in both shops.


Changamukeni Group's story

Pascal M. is thirty years old and single with two children, ages six and two. He started a general store six years ago and works from 6am to 10pm every day. He is able to earn a monthly profit of around $59.

This will be Pascal’s fourth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania (one of Kiva's field partners). He used the previous loans to start a retail shop and to increase inventory in both stores, and he has paid back his loans successfully. He wants to use the new loan to increase the inventory of both businesses.

Pascal will share this loan with his group "Changamkeni". The group has fifteen members. These members hold each other accountable in paying back their loans. In the picture, Pascal is first on the left in the back row, wearing a white t-shirt.

In this group: Pascal, Amina, Odia, Joseph*, Anna*, Getrude, Wolfusan, Nkanleka, Abrahamu, Akwiliwa, Anna, Joyce, James, Adfina, Eva
*not pictured



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