A loan of $1,625 helped a member to make improvements to his food stall to attract more business.

Ulezi Group's story

S. S. is 53 years old, married with seven children and lives just outside Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in a village called Goba. Since 1997, S. has owned and operated a fish selling business. In the morning, he meets fishermen at the ferry terminal to buy fresh fish. He brings the fish back to his community, roasts it, and sells it from a small stall on the side of the road. At his stall, he also sells local food, which is his primary source of income. Earning only 40,000 Tanzanian shillings a month ($30 USD), S.’s family survives on the fish and the foodstuffs he sells.

This will be S.’s first Motisha loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. A Motisha loan is a product offered by Tujijenge Tanzania that allows borrowers with good credit ratings to pay back their original loans faster and receive extra money before their original loan term has ended. He hopes to obtain this loan to increase his food inventory and improve the appearance of his food stall to attract more customers.

S. will share this loan with his loan group, which totals 12 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable in paying back the loan. In the picture, S. is in the middle wearing a striped shirt.

In this group: Shabani, Jwauma, Zainabu, Pruca, Aanett, Veronika, Najuma, Khadda, Saidi, Omari, Elisha, Ajia

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