A loan of $2,300 helped a member to increase inventory of kanga and kitenge (sarongs and fabrics).

Galilaya Group's story

Beatrice J. is in her late thirties and is married with one daughter. Five years ago, she opened her own beauty salon. She also sells kanga (sarongs) and kitenge (fabrics) that are used as women's clothing. Her business is open daily between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. and earns Beatrice a good monthly profit.

This will be Beatrice's first loan with Kiva partner Tujijenge Tanzania. Beatrice aims to increase her inventory of kanga and kitenge, as well as buy equipment for her beauty salon.

Beatrice will share this loan with her loan group, Galilaya, which totals 16 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for repaying the loan.

In the picture, Beatrice can be seen in the second row, first on the right.

In this group: Beatrice, Rehema, Margareth, Lucy Yangi, Consolata, Abdalah O., Muhamadi Ally, Ramadhani H., Salehe J., Swaiba, Arafa, Maria, Mariam, Tatu, Agnes, Hadida
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