A loan of $3,125 helped a member to buy sugar, oil, soap, matches and other items for store.

Pajero Group's story

Jambo from Tanzania!

This is Iddy S. and the Pajero loan group from Dar es Salaam. The group named itself after the Pajero car. There are sixteen men and women in this group. In the photo Iddy is second from the left in the back row wearing a white cap.

Iddy S. is 41 years old, married and has one son who is 11. He has been operating a "duka," or shop, since 2007 where he sells items like oil, soap, sugar, tea, matches and other household items. His duka is open from 6am until 9pm every day. Iddy's shop is named "Father D Shop" and is located in the Kunduchi area of Dar es Salaam. This is a very popular area near the beach and Iddy, therefore, often runs out of stock. He buys more stock three times a week. Iddy is able to employ his younger brother at the shop and makes a monthly profit of 300,000 Tanzanian shillings (~$225 USD).

This will be Iddy's second loan from Tujijenge Tanzania, Ltd. He repaid the first one successfully. When asked about his future plans for his business Iddy says that he wants his shop to grow very big. He hopes that eventuA. he will make enough profit to buy a "pikipiki" (Swahili for "motorbike") to help him transport stock. Iddy says, "I feel very happy about getting this loan because I was down before, but now I'm going up and up a little at a time". Thank you for your support of Iddy and the Pajero loan group in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania!

In this group: Iddy, Rajaabu, Antony, Kassimu, Hadija, Bahati, Hamis, Mwajuma, Fatuma, Hamidu, Chales, Salumu, Exvely, Mohamedi, Barthromeyo, Abdalah

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