A loan of $1,850 helped a member increase capital and buy a sewing machine.

Tutafika Group's story

Charles P., age 42, is married with three children, ages 15, 13 and 9. He has a tailoring business which he started in 1995. He also sells clothes in his tailoring shop. He works daily from 9.30 a.m. until 8 p.m. He is able to earn a monthly profit of around $138.

This will be Charles’s first loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. He wants to use this loan to increase capital and to buy a sewing machine.

Charles will share this loan with his loan group, Tutafika, which has 15 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable in paying back their loans. In the picture, Charles is first from the left in the second row.

In this group: Charles, Issa, Saida*, Palhil, Isah, Makame, Pendo, Fatuma, Asha, Khalfan, Hadija, Juma, Hamad, Amina, Mdache
*not pictured

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