A loan of $2,625 helped a member to expand businesses.

Twiga Group's story

Prosper P., age 55, is married with 7 children (ages 30, 25, 20, 17, 15, 10 and 7). Prosper has been working as a part-time construction mason for over 35 years. From this job, he earns around $320-360 per month. He and his wife also run a fruit and vegetable stand, which they started 7 years ago. This business makes about $18 a day. The stand, opened from 7am to 8pm, attracts around 60 customers a day.

Prosper is the leader of the loan group “Twiga” (Swahili for “giraffe”), which has 16 members. The other members of his group have businesses dealing with sales of food, table tops, clothing, wood work, cattle, fish, and charcoal. Prosper knows every member of his group personA., since they are all neighbors and have businesses in the same locality. This group borrowed a previous loan together (minus 8 members who were replaced after the loan was repaid), and was able to pay it back successfully. They now hope for a new loan.

Prosper used the previous loan to buy fruits and vegetables for his stand. With the new loan, he hopes to purchase more stock and also enlarge his stall.

In this group: Prosper, Fatuma, Semeni, Amina, Asha, Zawadi, Rukia, Mwajuma, Rehema, Sauda, Benedicto, Anita, Habiba, Elizabeth, Said, Sharifa
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