A loan of $1,650 helped a member to increase her stock of fruits and vegetables.

Mnarani Group's story

Hadija is a 38-year-old married mother of five children between 13 and 20 years old. Her youngest three children are at school. Hadija sells fruits and vegetables at a tabletop stand in the Buja market near Dar Es Salaam. She has been running this business for three years. She leaves her home at 5am each morning to buy the produce, and after a day at the market, she returns home around 9pm in the evening. She earns a profit of about $50 a month. This is Hadija's first loan from Tujijenge and she will use it to increase her stock and variety of fruits and vegetables so that she can continue to support her children.

Hadija is the Treasurer of the Mnarari Group. She can be seen raising her hand in the photo. The group's 18 members run a variety of businesses including sales of clothes, medicine, food, and khangas (traditional East African cotton fabric). The members of the group will hold each other accountable in paying back this loan.

In this group: Hadija, Salima, Hadija, Shaibu, Issa, Zakia, Hamisa, Salima, Mloajuma, Ashura, Salma*, Sharifa, Hasimi, Zawadi, Zubeda, Mahmuwa, Pilly, Zaina
*not pictured

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