A loan of $2,025 helped a member to increase grocery stock.

Riziki Group's story

Silvia R., age 38, is married with three children, ages 19, 16 and 5. She has a grocery, which she started seven years ago. She works from 8 a.m. to after midnight daily and she is able to make a monthly profit of about $202.

This will be Silvia’s second loan from Tujijenge Tanzania, a Kiva partner. She used the previous loan to start a local chicken business and she has paid back the loan successfully. She hopes for a new loan to improve on the grocery stock.

Silvia will share this loan with her subgroup, called Riziki Group, which totals seven members. These members deal in selling telephones, fruits, vegetables, eggs, blocks and have shops. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In the picture, Silvia is in a red dress.

In this group: Silvia, Elice*, Juma, Philipina, Seleman, Rukia, Rashid
*not pictured

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