A loan of $4,050 helped a member to increase the shop inventory.


Mzimuni Group's story

Kulwe B. is in his late twenties and is married, with children who are twins. Since 2007, he has been running his own shop, selling rice, sugar, beans and cooking oil. The shop is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and earns Kulwe a monthly profit of about 500,000 TZS, or $330.

This will be Kulwe's second loan with Tujijenge Tanzania. He used his previous loan, which he has successfully repaid, to increase the inventory of his shop. With this new loan, Kulwe aims to increase his inventory of the same products for his shop. His dream is to one day open a grocery store.

Kulwe will share this loan with his group, Mzimuni, which totals 17 members who will hold each other accountable for repaying the loans. Kulwe serves as the chairperson of the group. In the photo, Kulwe is standing in the center of the back row, in a gray shirt.

In this group: Kulwa, Shamira, Fatuma , Sophia , Ramadhani, Maulidi, Rajaru, Masonzo*, Arafa, Herman, Ahmad, Patrick, Lamusk, Pili, Salma, Mbaraka, Mahmud
*not pictured



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