A loan of $3,775 helped a member to buy food ingredients and wholesale powdered soap.

Vestline Group's story

Furaha, who is in her mid-30s, is married with three children who all go to school. Since 1990, she has been a food vendor and has also sold powdered soap for the past four years. Furaha works from five in the morning through four in the evening every day and is able to make a small monthly profit.

Furaha is requesting her sixth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania to buy food items and wholesale powdered soap. She used some of her previous loans to start selling powdered soap: she buys the soap wholesale and then packs it into small packets that she sells door-to-door in the evenings. Furaha has also used her loans to expand her food business and pay school fees and household expenses. She has successfully repaid all of her previous loans.

Furaha will share this loan with her loan group "Vestline" which has a total of 15 members who will hold each other accountable in paying back their loans. Her dream is to one day be able to buy a Bajaji (motorcycle) to help with transport for her business.

In this group: Furaha, Sophia, Rhoda, Abdalah*, Zaituni*, Ladislaus, Simon, Yahaya, Hamisi, Gasper, Shukuru, Christina, Angela, Mariam, Mussa
*not pictured

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