A loan of $1,300 helped a member to open a tailoring business for his son.

Subgroup A Of Group Sungura's story

MOSES, age 49, is married and has 6 kids (ages 21, 19, 16, 12, 9, and 6). He owns a family-run coffee shop where he sells breakfast foods and snacks in the evening. He originally opened this business in 1974. The shop was temporarily closed for 18 years, however, while he served a local government position. It was re-opened in 2000. His business now makes a profit of around $5.50 a day, which he uses to pay house expenses and school fees. He attends to about 40 customers in the morning and 60 in the evening at his shop.

Moses is the leader of Subgroup A of Group Sungura (Swahili for “Rabbit”), which totals 31 members. He will be sharing this loan with subgroup members: Moi M. (tailoring business), Ester J. (sells soft drinks), Agness Z. (food business), and Ibrahimu M. (sells used clothing). Moses knows each of his subgroup members personally since they all live and work near each other. He and his subgroup have taken 3 previous loans from Tujijenge Tanzania to enhance their businesses and were able to pay them back successfully.

Moses used the previous loans on his business and also to purchase a plot of land. With the new loan, he hopes to open a tailoring business for his son.

In this group: Moses, Moi, Ester, Agness, Ibrahimu

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