A loan of $3,275 helped a member to increase her cosmetics stock.

Mabomba Mengi Group's story

Maisha Y. is in her early thirties and married with three children who are still in school. She has been selling cosmetics door to door for five years. She works 8.30am to 11.30am (three hours only) and is able to make a small monthly profit.

This will be Maisha's third loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to buy a fridge, sell juice, sarongs and cosmetics and paid back all of her loans successfully. She hopes for a loan to increase on the cosmetics stock. Her dream is to one day open a cosmetics shop and a food shop.

Maisha will share this loan with her loan group Mabomba Mengi which has a total of 15 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable in paying back their loans.

In the picture, Maisha is the one sitting down infront in pink.

In this group: Mwanaisha, Balozi, Rehema, Neema, Frida, Fatuma, Dayness*, Asma, Victoria, Mwaitari, Mwajuma, Yahaya, Etikia, Mwanaisha, Zaina

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