A loan of $2,725 helped a member to purchase inventory and to add cooked food.

Tafuta Upate Group's story

Meet Hidaya I. and the Tafuta Upate Group. Hidaya is 35 years old and married. She has two daughters who are 11 and 6 years old, and both go to school. About a year ago, Hidaya opened a kiosk shop selling soda, juice, water, biscuits, and phone credit. She works long hours (from 7am until 11pm), but business is going well. Hidaya makes a profit of around $400 per month.

This will be Hidaya's first loan. She will use it to increase her inventory of beer and soda. She also wants to add sales of cooked breakfast and lunches to her business, so part of the loan will be used to purchase meat, rice, and potatoes. She dreams of eventually opening a very big and successful restaurant.

Hidaya will share this loan with the 17 members of her group. The members run a variety of businesses such as sales of used clothes, fruits, vegetables and drinks. They will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In the photo, Hidaya is seated in the front row and is wearing a yellow shirt.

In this group: Hidaya, Mwanahamis, Dalizeni, Magreth, Veronica, Apolonia, Grace, Rebeka, Fatuma, Haika, Lucia, Magdalena, Aisha, Rehema, Janeth, Ahmed, Esther

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