A loan of $3,525 helped a member to buy more CDs and DVDs to rent and sell.

Lotus Group's story

Jambo (hello) from Tanzania! Bahati L. is a member of the Lotus loan group. She is 23 years old, unmarried, and has no children.

Bahati has owned and operated her own video library in the Mbezi area of Dar es Salaam for two years with no one assisting her. The video shop, where she rents and sells music and movies, is open from 8 a.m. till 6 p.m. daily. She has a mix of Tanzanian, Indian, and American films. You can rent a movie for two days for 1,000 Tanzanian shillings, or about .75 cents US. To buy a movie costs 3,500 shillings, or about $2.60.

This will be Bahati's second loan from Tujijenge. She will use it to increase her stock of CDs and DVDs. In the photo, Bahati is wearing a yellow shirt and resting her chin on her hand. She is sitting with all the members of her loan group.

In this group: Bahati, Amina, Stella, Hawa, Elizabeth, Zuhura, Anna, David, Zuhura, Erick, Lute, Pricila, Hamad, Salma, Azama

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