A loan of $4,775 helped a member restocking alcohol, beer and soda for sale at her general store.

Warumi Group's story

Meet Bahati K. and the Warumi Group. Bahati is 29 years old and married with two children, an 11 year-old son and a 7 year-old daughter. She also supports her 19 year-old sister who is in high school. Bahati has been running a small shop for two years and it is doing quite well. She has two employees, and the business is open daily from 7 am until midnight. She earns about $700 in profit. She has already repaid one loan from Tujijenge Tanzania, and used it to purchase drinks, chips, and other inventory items for her shop. Bahati will use this loan to restock beer, spirits, and soda at her shop, since these sell quickly. As her profits increase, Bahati plans to move her shop from its current rented space into a new location that she owns, and also to build a new home for her family.

Bahati is a member of the Warumi Group, whose 18 members run a variety of businesses including selling eggs, chicken, fuel and food. Members hold each other accountable for repaying the loan. Bahati is in the back of the photo, raising her hand.

In this group: Bahati, Hellem, Edda, Sara, Salama, Fatima*, Fatma*, Pasisi, Silvia, Grace, Judith, Mwajabu, Jamila, Victoria, Ashura, Alfredima, Leomista, Maria
*not pictured

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