A loan of $4,325 helped a member buying milk and Irish potatoes.

Tujikwamue Kiburunga Group's story

Lucy T., the President of the Tujikwamue Kiburugwa Group, is 32 years old, married, and has two young daughters, ages three and nine. Lucy runs a small café selling milk, juice, soda, and water. She also sells Irish potatoes at a small stand beside the café. Lucy has been running her café for a year, working from about 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

With Lucy's first loan from Tujijenge Tanzania, she was able to purchase cooking oil and milk. Having repaid that loan, she will use this one, her second, to restock her milk inventory and add more Irish potatoes. Lucy's dream is that with increased profits from her business, she will one day be able to renovate and expand her family's small home.

Lucy will share this loan with her group, whose 23 members run a variety of businesses including sales of food, charcoal, fish and poultry. They hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In the picture, Lucy is in the middle row, towards the right. She is wearing a yellow and green shirt.

In this group: Lucy, Zawapi, Mariamu, Swaumu, Ashura, Sara, Nuru, Halima, Mwanaisha, Mariamu, Jela, Rehema, Tatu, Malwa, Asma, Kidewu, Azzu S., Sophia*, Sijujuu*, Aisha, Hamida, Asha, Kaleki Ally
*not pictured

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