A loan of $2,300 helped a member to buy more eggs to sell.

Mlandizi Kati Group's story

Alexia, who is in her late 30s, is single with one child who goes to school. She has had a business selling eggs door to door since 2002. She works for three hours from 9 a.m. to noon and is able to make a good monthly profit.

This will be her 3rd Motisha loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. A Motisha loan is a product offered by Tujijenge Tanzania given in the middle of the main loan that motivates borrowers with good credit ratings who pay back their loans smoothly to receive half of the amount of the existing loan before their original loan term has ended. She used the previous loans to sell eggs door to door, sell more chapati and mandanzi, and cover household expenses. She has paid all of her loans successfully. She hopes for a loan to buy more eggs to sell. (She has special customers where she delivers her eggs.) Her dream is to one day be able to have a shop where she can sell all of her products in one place.

She will share this loan with her loan group, "Mlandizi Kati," which has a total of 13 members who will hold each other accountable for paying back their loans.

In this group: Alexia, Sophia, Sophia*, Tunu, Mariam, Mary, Jesca, Hidaya, Amina, Fatuma, Nora, Fatuma, Amina
*not pictured

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