A loan of $4,875 helped a member to increase the stock of cassava and sweet potatoes.


Loyola Group's story

Rajabu S., age 25, is single with two older brothers and one younger brother. He has a small business selling cassava and sweet potatoes. He opened the business in 2005 and works long daily hours from 5 am until 6:30 pm. By selling cassava and sweet potatoes both wholesale in bulk and in smaller amounts at a higher price he is able to earn a monthly profit of around $120.

This will be Rajabu’s 3rd loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. He used the previous loans to establish and grow his current cassava and sweet potato stand, and he has paid back his loan successfully. He hopes to use this loan to increase his stocks even more.

Rajabu belongs to the Loyola Group, which totals 24 members. The members of the group hold each other accountable for paying back their loans. In the picture, Rajabu is sitting next to the man in white shirt on the right side.

In this group: Rajabu, Mestory, Noela, Majuto, Hemiliam, Evodia, Mwajuma, Felista, Asia, Dhuharia, Sulaiya, Mwajuma, Saada, Shelta, Ally, Susana, Bakari, Pili, Anastasia, Eva, Musa, Issah, Aziza



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