A loan of $3,575 helped a member to buy a modern electrical sewing machine.

Kisanga Group's story

Hamdan, who is in his mid 50s, is married and has four children who go to school and college. He has also two grandchildren who are still very young.

He has had a tailoring business since 1979. He works from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and is able to make a good monthly profit.

This will be his second loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. He used the previous loan to buy more fabrics and sewing equipment and has paid back his loan successfully. He hopes for a loan to buy a modern electrical sewing machine. He has been using a manual sewing machine with which it takes a lot of time to make a dress and has to use a lot of energy. His dream is to one day be able to build his own house.

He will share this loan with his loan group "Kisanga," which has a total of 17 members who will hold each other accountable in paying back their loans.

(For these two days the weather has not been good for photos.)

In this group: Hamdan, Ally, Amina, Anjela, Sabrina, Fanuel, Hamimu*, Hassan, Elias, Hemed, Lilian, Saidi*, Gervas, John, Rukia*, Mohamed, Hilda
*not pictured

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