A loan of $4,350 helped a member to expand her business to sell water and beer wholesale.


Obama Group's story

Saraya Nasoro, age 42, is married with three children aged 25, 20 and 14. She has owned and operated a bar and guesthouse since 1984. She works from 6 am to midnight and she is able to earn a monthly profit of about $200.

This will be Saraya’s 5th loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loan to make improvements to her guesthouse, including putting televisions in each of the 10 rooms. She also used the loan to purchase supplies for her bar. She has successfully paid back the loans. She hopes for a new loan to expand her business to sell water and beer wholesale. Saraya dreams of building a new guesthouse.

Saraya will share this loan with her loan group Obama, which totals 15 members. The members of the group hold each other accountable in paying back the loan.

In the picture, Saraya is in a black dress 1st on the left.

In this group: Saraya, Elizabeth*, Jubilath, Domina, Claudia, Fatuma, Khalifa, Mohamed, Filomena, Juma*, Isaya, Zaituni, Frank, Hosea, Samira
*not pictured



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