A loan of $4,800 helped a member to buy more vegetables and coconuts to sell.


Maelewano Zomboko Group's story

Arafa S. is in her early sixties and is married with four children and grandchildren. She has been selling vegetables for many years. She works from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm daily and is able to make a good monthly profit.

This will be Arafa's 3rd loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to build her small house and has paid back her loans successfully. She hopes for a loan to buy more coconuts and vegetables to sell. Her dream is to one day finish her house.

Arafa will share this loan with her loan group, "Maelewano Zomboko", 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 Arafa is 1st on the left, covering herself with a yellow sarong.

In this group: Arafa, Hadija, Hadija, Pamil, Asha, Elina, Doris*, Amina, Mohamed, Fatuma, Leah, Blus, Hamida, Cherestina, Saida, Alex
*not pictured



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