A loan of $2,975 helped a member to buy cotton and thread for Rasta hair braids.


Ulongoni Group's story

Jambo (hello) from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania!

This is MwanaH. S. and the Ulongoni loan group seated at the Makumbusho Branch Office of Tujijenge Tanzania, Ltd. MwanaH. is 33 years old and married with three children. Her children are 15, 13, and 5 years old.

MwanaH. is a hairdresser and her specialty is weaving and braiding hair. Many of her clients are local Tanzanian Rastafarians. She has been in the business for five years, and works from 8 a.m. till 6 p.m. daily. She makes a weekly profit of 35,000 Tanzanian shilling (about US$26).

MwanaH. has had one previous loan from Tujijenge, which she used to buy the cotton and thread that she braids into people's hair to make dreadlocks and extensions. She hopes to use this loan to buy more of the same supplies.

In the photo, MwanaH. is sitting in the front row wearing a bright yellow dress. She is seated with the other members of her loan group. They will all hold each other accountable for paying back the loan. The Ulongoni group thanks you for your support!

In this group: Mwanahamis, Halua, Masha, Mwajuma, Shomany, Naomi, Rahim, Fatina, Pius, Mwisho, Modesta, Magreth*, Kulthum, Hamis, Ester
*not pictured



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