A loan of $2,425 helped a member to buy sugar, rice and cooking oil to sell.

Elephant Group's story

Shafii S., age 32, is married and has two children. He has a business selling fruits and vegetables, which he has run successfully since April 2009. From this business, he is able to earn a monthly profit of around $85.

This will be Shafii’s first loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. Shafii hopes to obtain a loan to buy more sugar, rice and cooking oil, which will significantly increase the sales to his existing customers and ensure him a higher income.

Shafii will share this loan with his loan group, Elephant, which totals 23 members. The members of the group hold each other accountable in paying back the loan. In the picture, Shafii is seated in the black t-shirt to the right in the front.

In this group: Shafii, Hadia, Salome, Veromes, Monica, Asia, Zuffura, Sofia, Zaulum, Maganga, Kadija, Faustins, Rahama, Peter, Habiba, Kadiga, Elisabeth *, Gertruda, Rehema, Zema, Mauludi, Fatima*, Apaisaria

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