A loan of $2,425 helped a member to increase his stock and to start selling bed sheets.

Vigae Group's story

Balagashi A. is in his late thirties, divorced and has one child. During the week, he walks door-to-door offering manicure and pedicure services. During the weekend, he works at a beauty salon. Balagashi has been working in this for the past four years, and works daily between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The business earns Balagashi a good monthly profit.

This will be Balagashi's second loan with Tujijenge Tanzania. His previous loan was used to increase the stock needed for his business, a loan which he has successfully repaid. Balagashi aims to use a second loan to buy more materials such as towels and artificial nails. He also wishes to expand his business by starting to sell bed sheets. Balagashi's aim is to one day earn enough profit to build a house for himself.

Balagashi will share this loan with his loan group Vigae, which totals fifteen members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for repaying the loans.

In the picture, Balagashi is seen wearing black, second from right.

In this group: Balagashi, Hassan*, Hamisi, Eliasao, Ally, Ashura*, Masha, Ebeneza*, Juma, Jainabu, Salma, Mwajuma, Mayasa, Sharifa, Upenod
*not pictured

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