A loan of $5,000 helped a member increase her stock of garments.

Usalama Group's story

Kizito Mahunidi is in his mid-thirties and is single. He has been running a sewing business since 2000. He specializes in sewing garments into traditional Tanzanian clothing. The shop is open from 7:00 am to 8:30 pm and earns Kizito a good monthly profit.

This will be Kizito's second loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. Kizito used his first loan to increase supplies of material such as thread and garments, a loan which he has successfully repaid. Kizito will use his second loan to once again increase stocks as he is meeting an increasing demand for his products. Kizito's dream is to one day open a big shop from which he can both produce and sell his products.

Kizito will share this loan with his loan group Usalama, which totals 16 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for repaying the loans.

In the picture, Kizito is the first on the left wearing a white shirt with a blue mark.

In this group: Kizito, Doreen*, George, Seiphrosa, Rose*, Eliza, Naomi, Huruma, Joyce D. *, Siajabu, Simon, Dorcas, Asha, Sadoak, Leolo

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