A loan of $3,000 helped a member to buy more used clothes to sell.

Mjimwema Group's story

Chrisentus Paulo, age 22, is single and lives with his sisters and their sons ages 16 and 12. He makes a living selling used clothes. He started this business in 2007, and works daily from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., earning a monthly profit of around $113. Chrisentus has applied for his first loan from Tujijenge Tanzania, and hopes to use it to buy more used items to sell.
Chrisentus will share this loan with his loan group, Mjimwema, which has 18 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back their loans. In the picture, we see Chrisentus in the middle of the front row.

In this group: Chrisentus, Fatuma*, Salome, Maria, Shekari, Vailet, Regina, Iddi, Pili, Veronica, Nuru, Abdu, Neema, Grace, Anna, Hamisi, Bahati, Theonestina
*not pictured

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