A loan of $2,350 helped a member to buy one sack of irish potatoes.

Salasala Group's story

Said, who is in his early 50s, is married with four children, one of whom goes to school. The rest are grownups. He has a kiosk where he sells sodas, juice, milk and bites like cakes, mandazi and chapati. He works from 2.00 pm to midnight daily and is able to make a fair monthly profit.

This will be his 14th loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. He used the previous loans to open a kiosk, bought a motorcycle, put a ceiling board in his house, managed to take care of his family and school fees and has paid back all his loans successfully. He wants a loan to buy a sack of Irish potatoes. His dream is to one day be able to finish renovating his house.

He will share this loan with his loan group "Salasala", which has a total of 15 members who will hold each other accountable for paying back their loans.

In this group: Said, Hamis, Abubakari, Maua*, Sara, Amini, Zaina, Sadah, Blanka, Khatibu, Joseph, John, Emmanuel, Felix, Shukuru
*not pictured

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