A loan of $3,900 helped a member to buy a refrigerator.

Maisha Zhakem Group's story

Mariam J. is in her late thirties. She is married with two children. She has a business of selling cold drinks, like water, juice, sodas and milk. She has been in this business since 2010 and works from 7.00am to 8.00pm daily and is able to make a fair monthly profit.

This will be Mariam's 3rd loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to increase the stock of her cold drinks and has successfully paid back her loans. She hopes for a loan to buy a refrigerator to improve on her business sales. Her dream is to one day open a wholesale shop for selling the same products.

Mariam will share this loan with her loan group "Maisha Zhakem" which has a total of 21 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable in paying back their loans.

In the picture, Mariam is 1st on the right with a purple skirt.

In this group: Mariam , Khadija, Mauwa, Salma*, Swaumu, Yusufu*, Salum, Fatuma, Ashura, Elizabeth, Amina, Omary*, Elizabeth, Salma, Fatuma, Rose, Daima, Hamida, Kassium, Aisha, Hawa
*not pictured

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