A loan of $3,525 helped a member to increase his fish stock and develop his skills.

Tutafika Group's story

Simoni A., age 28, is married with one daughter aged 4 years and 8 months. He has had a fish business for five years now. He works from 9am to 7pm daily and he is able to earn a monthly profit of about $380.

This will be Simoni ’s third loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. He used the previous loans to develop his skills and his business -- for example, he completed driving lessons and he increased his fish stock. He has successfully paid back his loans.

Simoni hopes for a loan to further increase his fish stock. His dream is to buy more fish, twice each day. For now he is making just one buying trip every day.

Simoni is happy with his loans because his business is doing very well. He can even send his little child to a good school now.

Simoni will share this loan with his loan group Tutafika, which totals 19 members. The members of the group hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In the picture, Simoni is first on the left front.

In this group: Simoni, Hamida, Kheri, Saida, Nockery, Beatrice, Makame, Mahaji, Joyce, Asha, Amina, Bakary, Elizabeth, Hadija, Amina, Fatuma, Masoudy, Issa, Hadija

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