A loan of $4,200 helped a member to increase her cosmetics stock.


Ustawi Group's story

Pili, who is in her late 30s, is married and has one child who still goes to school. She has been running a cosmetics business for one and a half years. She works from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m daily and is able to make a small monthly profit.

This will be Pili's 3rd loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to buy more cosmetics and has repaid all her loans successfully. Pili hopes for a loan to increase her cosmetics stock. Her dream is to one day be able to buy land.

Pili will share this loan with her loan group "Ustawi" which consists of 15 members, who will hold each other accountable in repaying their loans.

In this group: Pili, Eviolence*, Anusia, Sarah, Fatuma*, Laila, Asteria, Eva, Amosi*, Manquirekum, Mustafa, Wema, Abdalah, Grace, Mwedu
*not pictured



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