A loan of $2,525 helped a member to buy more fish to sell to his customers.

Tutafika Group's story

Makame K. is 32 years old, married, and has four children who ages 13, 9, 3 and 9 months. He is also raising his neice, who is 19. Since 2005, Makame has made a living selling fish. He works daily from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. and earns a monthly profit of around $153.

This will be Makame’s second loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. He used his first loan to buy more fish to sell. He paid it back successfully, and plans to use this new loan to buy more fish.

Makame will share this loan with his group, Tutafika, which has 16 members. Seven of them sell fish, like Makame. Several others have small food stands, and one sells clothing. The members of the group hold each other accountable for paying back the loan. In the photo, Makame is the first person on the right in the back row.

In this group: Makame, Issah, Saida, Fadhil, Halfan, Hamda, Grace, Saimoni, Fatuma, Asha, Hadija, Mangula, Hamadi, Amina, Mdache, Bakary

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