A loan of $4,050 helped a member to buy madila (muslim type of dresses) and children clothes.

Wastaarabu Group's story

Saumu, who is in her late 30s is a widow with four children who go to school. She has had two businesses selling cooked food and bed sheets from door to door since 2005. She works from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and is able to make a small monthly profit.

This will be her seventh loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to start the bed sheets business, to increase her food business (which has expended tremendously) and for household expenses. She has paid back all her loans successfully. She hopes for a loan to buy madila (muslim type of dresses) and children clothes to sell during Ramadhan (the Muslim fasting period), which is coming next month. Her dream is to one day be able to build her own house.

She will share this loan with her loan group "Wastaarabu", which has a total of 15 members who will hold each other accountable in paying back their loans.

In this group: Saumu, Hidaya, Maria, Festo, Halima, Theresia, Salama, Halima, Amina, Zakia, Maimuna*, Frida, Butare, Pelegrin, Hamad
*not pictured

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