A loan of $4,425 helped a member to increase stock of beer, soda and water.

Azizi Group's story

Irene M., age 43, is single with three children aged 13, 15 and 20 years. She has a kiosk business where she has been selling water, soda and beer since 1992 and works daily from 10am until 10pm. She is able to earn a monthly profit of around $185.

This will be Irene’s 5th loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to increase stock and to buy more umbrellas for shade and has paid back the loan successfully. She hopes for a loan to further increase her stock, but this time she asked for a smaller loan amount because she has moved to a new place with new customers.

Irene will share this loan with her loan group, Aziz, which totals 15 members. The members of the group hold each other accountable in paying back the loan. In the picture, Irene is seated and is wearing a pink blouse and a dark scarf.

In this group: Irene, Angela, Elizabeth, Subira, Grace, Waida, Doris, Vale, Agatha, Rahma, Jane, Joyce, Gladness, Asha, Amina
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