A loan of $3,100 helped a member to open a shop and start selling fabrics and sarongs.


Ulongoni Group's story

Esther L., age 38, is married with four children, ages 19, 17, 12 and 8 years. She has a tailoring business where she sews tablecloths and bedsheets as well as selling small snacks. She works daily from 7am until 6pm and she is able to earn a monthly profit of around $192.

This will be Esther’s 3rd loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to buy a big roll of material for her business and has paid back the loan successfully. She hopes for a loan to open a shop and start selling fabrics and sarongs.

Esther will share this loan with her loan group, Ulongoni, which totals 15 members. The members of the group hold each other responsible in paying back the loan.

In the picture, Esther is second from the left in an orange dress.

In this group: Esther, Ummy, Salma, Shomary, Doreen, Hamis, Zawia, Fatuma, Stella, Asha, Pius, Naomi, Magret, Neema, Reheema



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