A loan of $3,450 helped a member to buy more stock of fruits and vegetables to sell.

Songa Group's story

Selemani, who is in his early 40s, is married with three children who are still at school. He has been running a fruit and vegetable business since 2007. He works from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and is able to make a fair monthly profit.
This will be his second loan from Kiva partner, Tujijenge Tanzania. He used his previous loan to increase his stock, pay school fees and meet household expenses, and he paid back his loan successfully. He wants a new loan to buy more stock of fruits and vegetables to sell. His dream is to one day be able to raise enough money to send his children to good schools.
Selemani will share this loan with his loan group "Songa," which has a total of 15 members who will hold each other accountable in paying back their loans.

In this group: Selemani, Fatuma, Maimuna, Mwajuma, Rachel, Kwangu*, Shani, Rasia, Theresia, Zuena, Edwini*, Catherine, Kudra*, Kulthum, Pricilla
*not pictured

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