A loan of $4,700 helped a member to go to Kariakoo Market and buy long and large dresses.

Kibondo Group's story

Mwanahamis B., who is in her mid-forties, is married with three grown-up children. She has been running a food vendor business for two years. She works from 6:00am to 9:00pm daily and is able to make a small monthly profit.

This will be Mwanahamis's tenth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to go to Kilosa, which is about 320 kilometres from Dar es Salam, to take ladies' clothes, pants, and petticoats and sell them to the villagers. She also sold charcoal at her place, Kimara. She paid back her loans successfully. She hopes for a loan to go to Kariakoo, which is about three kilometres from the city centre, to buy Arab-style traditional dresses (very long and large, say free-size) and sell them door-to-door.

Mwanahamis will share this loan with her loan group "Kibondo" which has a total of 18 members. The members of the group will hold each accountable in paying back their loans.

In the picture, Mwanahamis is in the back, fourth from right, just next to a lady in pink.

In this group: Mwanahamis, Emanuel, Janet, Rahel, Marry, Tumaini, Sheila, Julias, Ismail, Sophmery, Veronica, Shikul, Jamila, Zena, Rose, Witness, Debora, Grace

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