A loan of $4,100 helped a member to buy supplies for a food-selling business.

Khanga Group's story

Fatma N. is a 46-year-old widow who has six children, three of whom are in school. She makes a living selling breakfast and lunch to factory workers. She has been in the business for nine years, works from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily and makes a small but steady profit. This will be Fatma's second loan from Tjijenge Tanzania. She used her first loan to buy supplies and equipment for her business; her dream is to own a modern restaurant and provide lunch to office workers. Fatma leads a loan group called "Khanga" which has 15 members, all of whom hold each other accountable for paying back their loans. In this photo, we see Fatma in the front row, second from right in a dark green dress.

In this group: Fatma, Pili, Arafa, Havintishi, Latifa, Dotto, Eliza, Tabu, Zahara, Plakseda, Rukia, Pili, Debora, Husna, Fatuma

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