A loan of $1,300 helped a member to increase clothing stock.

Singida Group's story

Meet Rukia J. and the Singida Group. Rukia is 44 years old, married and has three children ages 10, 15 and 22 years old. All of her children go to school.

For 16 years, Rukia has been running a clothing business. She started out selling used clothes, but has grown her business and now she sells madila, which are long embroidered robes often worn by Muslim women in Tanzania. Rukia works from 9 am until 6 pm each day and earns a profit of about 400,000 Tanzanian shillings ($270) per month.

She used her first loan from Tujijenge to increase her stock of madila and will use this loan to buy garments from Mombassa (Kenya) and India. If she earns a profit from this loan, Rukia will continue to increase her business inventory and will pay for her children's school fees. EventuA. she hopes to build a larger home for her family.

Rukia is a member of the Singida Group. The group members will hold each other accountable for paying back this Motisha loan. A Motisha loan is a product offered by Tujijenge Tanzania 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.

In the photo, Rukia is in the front row wearing an orange madila and a red headscarf.

In this group: Rukia, Veronica, Consolata, Siri Salum, Fatuma , Halima , Latifa, Salma

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