A loan of $2,075 helped a member to keep her business running and save some money in the bank.


Ari Mpya Group's story

Amina J., who is in her mid-thirties, is married with three daughters. For the past four years she has operated a second-hand shop, and currently earns a monthly profit of around $100.



This will be Amina’s second Mothisha 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. Amina spent her previous loan on school fees, a loan which she has fully repaid. She now hopes for a loan to keep her business running and to put some money in the bank for use later on.



Amina, shown in the front row on the right, will share this loan with her loan group, Ari-Mypya, which totals nine members. The members of the group hold each other accountable for paying back the loans.

In this group: Amina, Ashura*, Mariam, Tausi, Zainabu, Hawa, Amana, Kessy, Sophia
*not pictured



Loan details


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Loan details