A loan of $4,200 helped a member increase stock of beer, soda and water..


Nazareth Group's story

Shaibu K. is in his early fifties and is married with five children. One year ago, he opened his own grocery store. The store is open daily between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. and earns Shaibu a low monthly profit.

This will be Shaibu's second loan with Tujijenge Tanzania. He used his first loan to buy a large stock of soap and introduced this product to his store. This loan has been successfully repaid. With his second loan, Shaibu aims to once again expand his business, this time by introducing beer, soda and water to the products offered at the store. Shaibu hopes to one day be eligible for an individual loan with Tujijenge.

Shaibu will share this loan with his loan group Nazareth, which totals 20 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for repaying the loans. In the picture Shaibu can be seen in the back row, 1st on the left, wearing a black shirt.

In this group: Shaibu, Abdala, Saidi, Juma, Wamwe, Consolatha, Helena, Romana*, Lucy, Christina, Lucy*, Fatuma, Asia, Mwashamba, Sikujua, Zuhura, Rebeca, Grace, Felista, Salestina
*not pictured



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