A loan of $2,950 helped a member to increase stock in the three places where he sells his bricks.

Tomato Group's story

Hamisi C., age 33, is married with four children, ages 13, 11, 5 and 2 years old. He has had a brick business in three different places since 1997. He works from 6 am to 7 pm daily and he is able to earn a monthly profit of about $294.

This will be Hamisi’s second loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. He used the first loan to open a bricks shop in Chanika. He hopes for a loan to increase good stock in all three locations.

Hamisi will share this loan with his group, Tomato, which totals 15 members. The members of the group hold each other accountable in paying back the loan. In the picture, Hamisi is first from the right in the last row.

In this group: Hamisi, Pilly, Jumanne, Saidi, John, Tuwe, Siwema, Asha, Faushia, Elizabeth, Mwagumbo*, Makasi, Rehema, Mkubwa, Habiba
*not pictured

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