A loan of $3,250 helped a member to increase working capital.


Utamaduni Group's story

Mtumwa R. is 43 years old. She is a widowed with three children, a son and two daughters, all grown up and married. She has been selling clothes since 1992. She always works from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. She buys her clothes from Kariakoo market and sells them in the neighbourhood. This will be Mtumwa's fourth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She repaid her three previous loans successfully and she used them to increase stock in order for her business to grow. She wishes to use the current loan to buy more stock so she can increase her profit which will enable her to finish the family house she is building. Mtumwa will share this loan with other members of "Utamaduni" group, seventeen in total. The members will hold each other accountable in repaying the loan. In the photo, Mtumwa can be seen in the back row, first on the left.

In this group: Melisa, Asha , Amina , Zulfa, Aisha, Ally, Rashid, Sofia, Salima*, Amina, Kassim, Zakhia, Tatu , Zainabu*, Leila*, Mtumwa, Zainabu
*not pictured



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