A loan of $2,025 helped a member to buy more water and make more bites.


Arusha Group's story

Plilly O., age 50, is married and has six grown children. She has been selling water and bites to eat at a place called Ubungo Maziwa for 10 years now, and is able to earn a monthly profit of around $60.

This will be Pilly's second loan, called a motisha loan, from Tujijenge Tanzania. (A motisha loan is a loan product offered by Tujijenge 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.) She used the first loan to increase her business and has paid it back successfully. Pilly hopes to obtain a loan to further increase her business. Pilly will share this loan with her small loan group Arusha which totals 10 members. The members of the group hold each other accountable in paying back the loan. In the picture, Pilly is second from the left.

In this group: Pilly, Agness, Lucy, Vitalis, Amina, Elimpa, Specioza*, Widson*, Monica, Mwasabu
*not pictured



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