A loan of $2,525 helped a member to make traditional foods for a small cafe.


Waukae Group's story

Mwashambani G., age 42, is married and has three children, ages 8, 9, and 29 years old. She has a café where she sells local foods, such as tea, mandazi (a donut-like pastry), chapati (a flat bread, like tortillas), chips, wali (rice) and ugali (a hot, sticky dough made from maize flour). She earns a monthly profit of around $210. This will be Mwashambani’s first loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She hopes to obtain a loan to expand her business. Mwashambani will share this loan with her loan group, Waukae, which has 15 members. The members of the group hold each other accountable when repaying the loan. In the photo, Mwashambani is in the back row wearing a blue dress.

In this group: Mwashambani, Jaria, Tabia, Hamisi, Amina, Asha, Siku, Batista, Zutura, Fatuma, Joseph, Sharifa, Mwjabu, Herieth, Zaituni
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