A loan of $3,700 helped a member to expand several small businesses..


Jogoo Group's story

Furaha is in her late 20s, married and has two children, both of whom attend school. She earns a living running two businesses, a beauty salon and cafe where she has sold food for the last three years. She works from 6 a.m to 11 p.m daily and makes a good monthly profit. Furaha is applying for her sixth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used her previous loans to open the cafe, pay school fees, pay bills and buy more equipment for her salon. She has repaid all of those loans successfully, and plans to use this new one to expand both her beauty salon and her cafe. Her dream is to one day own a large restaurant.

She will share the loan with members of her group, "Jogo," which has 15 members, all of whom hold each other accountable for paying back the entire sum.

In this group: Furaha, Zainabu, Swaum, More, Rhoda, Neema, Rehema*, Japhet, Abdul, Nathan, Lucia*, Basilisa, Veronica, Mary, Aurelia
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