A loan of $1,550 helped a member to buy a sack of flour, cooking oil and charcoal.


Kipawa Group's story

Sharifa H., age 40, is married with five children ages 27, 23, 20, 18 and 14 years. For six years now, she has sold fabrics and sarongs by going from door to door, and also chapatti (an unleavened flatbread, similar to tortillas). She works from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily and she is able to make a monthly profit of about $73

This will be Sharifa’s first Motisha loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. 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. She hopes to obtain this loan to buy baking flour, cooking oil, and charcoal.

Sharifa will share this loan with her loan group, Kipawa Group, which totals nine members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable in paying back the loan.

In the picture Sharifa is first on the left in the front row.

In this group: Sharifa, Japhet, Eveline, Merekzedeck, Salma, Eliza, Habiba, Magreth*, Frola
*not pictured



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