A loan of $2,425 helped a member to buy more clothes, fabrics, and sarongs.


Kijembe Group's story

Ashifa, who is in her early 30s, is married and has four children, three of whom go to school. She has had a business selling clothes for the past two years. She works from 8 a.m to 7 p.m. daily and is able to make a fair monthly profit. This will be her first loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She wants to use the loan to buy more clothes, fabrics, and sarongs to sell. She sells door to door. Her dream is to one day be able to open a beauty salon. She will share this loan with her loan group "Kijembe," which has a total of 16 members. Members hold each other accountable for paying back their loans.

In this group: Ashifa, Mwalami, Fikiri, Sulemani, Zaituni, Sudi*, Seslia, Rahma, Halima, Maimuna, Halfa, Eveline*, Rahel, Abdala, Mugarura, Anton
*not pictured



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