A loan of $2,225 helped a member to increase the stock of her flour business.

Tamalinda Group's story

Fatma H. is a widow with four children aged 12, 14, 18 and 7 years. Fatma has operated a flour business (lishe - a variety of maize) for two years now and works from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. every day. She manages to make a monthly profit of around $317.

This is Fatma’s first loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She says she hopes for a loan to increase her capital and pack more flour bags for sale.

Fatma will share this loan with her loan group, Tamalinda, which has eighteen members. Many of the group have small restaurants like Christina, but some of them have salons, tailoring shops, fish stands, and produce shops. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back their loans. In the picture, Faruma is first from the right in the first row.

In this group: Fatma, Mariam, Fatma, Grace, Christina, Anna, Alice, Blandina, Evetha, Habiba, Saumu, Sada, Rose, Tatu, Zainabu, Habiba, Mustafa, Lucas
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