A loan of $3,775 helped a member to expand her business by purchasing a cooler.


Jogoo Group's story

Victoria K. (pictured, in the middle row on the left, with the brown shirt) is in her early thirties and is married with two children. To earn a living and to support her family, Victoria runs a small restuarant, where she sells ready-made food for lunch and dinner. Victoria has been running this business for the past three years. Her business is open daily between 5 am and 4 pm and earns her modest monthly profit.

This is the first loan Victoria has sought with Tujijenge Tanzania. Victoria would like to use the loan proceeds to buy a cooler box. The cooler would allow her to begin selling cold soft drinks along with the food, which she is sure will improve the reputation and profitability of her business. Victoria's dream is to keep expanding the business so that she can open a larger restaurant.

Victoria will share this loan with her loan group, Tujijenge Tanzania, which includes 15 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for repaying their respective portions of the loan.

In this group: Victoria, Rhoda, Grace, Haika, Zainabu, Swaumu, Furaha, Basilisa, Maria, Veronica , Abdul, Hamis, Jane, Mole Mwalko, Lucia
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