A loan of $1,700 helped a member to expand businesses.

Subgroup B Of Group Sungura's story

JUMA, age 42, has worked as a repairman at his radio repair shop for over 10 years. At his shop, Juma gets around 10 customers a day and earns about $45-55 a week. For each repair, Juma charges his customers between $1.50 and $5, depending on the service. Juma is married with 5 kids (ages 18, 15, 8, 4, and a baby of 2 months) and takes care of 2 other 10-year-old relatives.

Juma is the leader of Subgroup B of Group “Sungura” (Swahili for “rabbit”), which totals 31 members. He will be sharing this loan with his subgroup members Flora L. (selling soft drinks), Fatuma J. (selling chickens), Mary K. (selling charcoal), and Marietha M. (tailoring). Juma, as the government executive officer of his street, knows each of his subgroup members and their businesses personally since they all work and live in the same neighborhood. He and his subgroup have taken out 3 previous loans from Tujijenge Tanzania to enhance their businesses and were able to pay each back successfully.

Juma used the previous loans to buy more radio spare parts for his shop, as well as to pay for general home expenses such as his children’s school fees. He hopes to use the new loan to purchase more radio spare parts and thus increase his business.

In this group: Juma, Flora, Fatuma, Mary, Marietha

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