A loan of $4,500 helped a member to increase the inventory at her grocery store.

Mtakuja Group's story

Zena, who is in her late 30's, is married with one child who goes to school. She also takes care of her younger sister who goes to school. She has had a grocery business for one year. She works from 1p.m. to 5p.m. daily and is able to make a fair monthly profit.

This will be her second loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loan to buy items that were missing from the grocery. She has paid back her loan successfully. She would like a loan to increase on the grocery inventory. Her dream is to one day be able to buy a land.

She will share this loan with her loan group Mtakuja, which has a total of 16 members. They will hold each other accountable for paying back their loans. (1st person on the left front row is a child and does not belong to the loan group.)

In this group: Zena, Rehema, Tunsume, Sabina, Dinna, Tabu, Rhoida, Watende, Zaina, Alfa, Honorafa, Renalda, Magrena, Joseph, Sinaham, Lilian

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