A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy more fish and chips to sell.


Baloon Group's story

M. is in his late 20s, is single with one small child. For the past two years, he has been a fishmonger. He works from 8:00 in the morning until 10:00 at night and is able to earn a fair monthly profit.

This will be M.'s seventh loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. He has used his previous loans to increase his sales, start selling chips, and also to buy a motorcycle. He has successfully repaid all of his loans.

M. will share this loan with his loan group. The group is called “Baloon” and has 18 members who will hold each other accountable for paying back their loans.

He will use his portion of this group loan to buy more fish and chips to sell. In the future, his dream is to buy a tricycle (bajaji).

In this group: Mohamed, Seif, Ashura, Hadija*, Mary, Teresia, Esther, Hamis, Amina, Asha, Aziza, Teddy, Mariam, Lucy, Pili, Halid, Esther, Sharifa
*not pictured



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