A loan of $4,000 helped a member to purchase vitenge, kangas, and fruit for resale.


Tazara Maganga Group's story

Happiness M. is in her mid-twenties, and married with two children. Since 2009, she has been selling vitenge (cloth), kangas (sarongs), and fruit door-to-door. She works from 10 am to 5 pm daily, and makes a monthly profit of about $40. This will be Happiness' second loan with Kiva partner Tujijenge Tanzania. She used her previous loan to purchase bananas, mangoes, pineapple, vitenge and kangas. It is her dream to one day open a food shop. Happiness will share her loan with her group, Tazara Maganga, which has 24 members. The members will hold each other accountable in repaying the loan. In the photo, Happiness can be seen in the front row, holding a child and wearing a yellow dress.

In this group: Happiness, Mary, Neema, Esther, Mwanaidi, Asia, Aisha, Fatiya, Fatuma, Fatuma, Mwanaasha, Zawadi, Zubeda, Mwanaidi, Sikujua, Zuhura*, Asma, Mariam, Jabir, Alia*, Jesla, Hatika, Asha, Tatu
*not pictured



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