A loan of $2,275 helped a member to buy more clothes to sell.


Sigara Group's story

Gidion E., age 23, is single, but he cares for his younger brother who is 21 and his older brother’s son who is 18. Gidion sells new clothes in a market in the Mbezi area of Dar es Salaam. He has a small shop and also sells from door to door. He started this business three years ago and works daily from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. He is able to make a monthly profit of $229. This will be Gidion’s 1st loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. He hopes to buy more clothes with the loan in order to increase his profits. Gidion will share this loan with his loan group, Sigara, which totals fifteen members. In the photo, Gidion is first on the right in the back row.

In this group: Gidion, Flora, Modesta, Sara, Christian, Amina, Sakina, Halima, Doris, Asia , Salma, Rehewa, Jamila, Amina, Asia
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