A loan of $2,850 helped a member to buy more groceries to sell to her customers.


Faraja Group's story

Leonia is in her late thirties, married and has two children. For the last four years, she has earned a living by running a grocery store where she works from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and earns a good monthly profit. She is applying for her fourth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used her first three loans to buy more groceries to sell to her customers, and paid all the loans fully and on time. She hopes to use this new loan in the same way. Her goal for the future is to open a second grocery store in a different area. Leonia will share this loan with her 14-person loan group, which is called Faraja. The members of this group hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Leonia, Stella, Monica, Bius*, Josephine , Juma, Raha*, Nuru, Jamila, Asia, Karist, Wilson, Hussein, Asha
*not pictured



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