A loan of $3,525 helped a member to start selling clothes in her beauty salon.

Mt. Kipengere Group's story

Nuru H. is 35 years old, married and has two children. For the last seven years, she has made a living by running a beauty salon. She works from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily and makes a small monthly profit. This will be Nuru's third loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous ones, which she successfully repaid, to buy a hair dryer. She hopes to use this loan to buy clothing to sell to her customers. Nuru is a member of a loan group called Mt. Kipengere which has 18 members, each of whom holds the others accountable for paying back this loan. In this photo, we see Nuru sitting in the second row, third from left.

In this group: Nuru, Mariam, Zawadi*, Swaumu, Hanifa, Mwajuma, Sikudhani, Asma, Zainabu, Habiba, Amina, Farida, Siwema, Habiba, Amani, Mathew*, Shamira, Mwema
*not pictured

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