A loan of $1,500 helped a member increasing store inventory.

Malumbo Group's story

Kurwa S., 44, is married with 3 children ages 20, 18 and 12, all of whom go to school. Kurwa also supports his brother in law who is 14 years old and goes to school. He has had a Genge Duka (kiwahili fruits, vegetables, rice, sugar, wheat flour, etc) and a men's salon business since 1999. He works from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and he is able to make a monthly profit of about $645.

This will be Kulwa’s first Motisha loan (a loan given to clients who pay their dues on time and in full) from Tujijenge Tanzania. He wants to get a loan to increase stock in the Genge Duka. He hopes that when he makes a good profit and has enough savings, he will be able to pay school fees; he also dreams of building his own house.

Kulwa will share this loan with his loan group Malumbo, which totals 6 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable in paying back the loan.

In the picture, Kulwa is the only man.

In this group: Kurwa , Javestime, Sada, Doroth, Monica, Habiba

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