A loan of $5,450 helped a member to buy more materials for making more dresses to sell.


Ustawi Group's story

Asteria, who is in her mid 30s, is married with three children, two of whom go to school and the last one is still young. She has been running a business of tailoring for 10 years now. She works from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm daily and is able to make a very good monthly profit. This will be her 10th loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to buy fabrics and lining materials, and she bought another sewing machine. She hired tenders and sold shirts and fabrics. She has paid back all her loans successfully. She wants a loan to buy more materials for making more dresses to sell. Her dream is to one day be able to become an international business woman. She will share this loan with her loan group "Ustawi", which has a total of 17 members who will hold each other accountable for paying back their loans.

In this group: Asteria, Wema, Amosi, Adinani, Leila, Pilly, Godfrey, Sarah, Evidence, Jamila, Beatrice, Mwajuma, Mustafa, Glory, Amina, Esther, Grace*
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