A loan of $3,500 helped a member to increase their stock of textiles.

Tutafika Group's story

Charles P. is in his mid-forties and is married, with three children. Charles owns a small tailoring business from which he tailors men's clothes, as well as selling women's and children's clothing. Charles has been running this business since the year 2000. The tailor shop is open between 2 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., and earns Charles a good monthly profit.

This till be Charles second loan with Tujijenge Tanzania. Charles used his previous loan to buy a new sewing machine, a loan which he has successfully repaid. Charles aims to use his second loan to increase his stock of textiles, as he hopes to offer a greater variety to his customers.

Charles will share this loan with his loan group Tutafika, which is made up of 15 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for repaying the loans.

In the picture, Charles can be seen in the middle of the front row, wearing white.

In this group: Charles, Masoudy, Heri, Saida, Hamida, Beatrice, Muhaji, Makame, Asha, Sarah, Issa, Mdachi, Hadija, Elizabeth*, Amina
*not pictured

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