A loan of $2,975 helped a member to increase her food stock and buy it in larger quantities.

Singida Group's story

Asma A., is in her late twenties and is single with a 6-month-old daughter. She has been a food vendor for two years and works from 7.00am to 6.00pm daily. She is able to make a small monthly profit.

This will be Asma's fifth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to increase the food stock by buying her supplies by the sack instead of by the kilo. She has paid back her loans successfully. She hopes for a loan to further increase the food stock. Her dream is to one day own a beauty salon.

Asma will share this loan with her loan group "Singida" 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, Asma is in the middle at the back row wearing a black-and-white blouse.

In this group: Asma, Albi, Kussu, Victoria, Waida, Victoria*, Mwana, Hamida, Salma, Mary, Harona, Mwanahamisi, Hidaya, Sophia, Jane
*not pictured

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