A loan of $1,600 helped a member to expand the various businesses of the group members.

Hanzeran's Ari Mpya Group's story

Hanzeran, age 40, is a single parent of three children (ages 20, 17, and 12). She has a cosmetics business and she also sells clothing door-to-door to make a living. She travels to the island Zanzibar to purchase her goods. She started this work five years ago and now makes a monthly profit of about $90. She works from 2:00 in the afternoon to 8:00 each evening.

In the past, Hanzeran took out two loans from Tujijenge Tanzania to make trips to Zanzibar, pay school fees for her kids, and expand her line of products. She now hopes for a new loan to travel to Zanzibar once again to buy cosmetics and clothing. She will also use the loan to pay the examination fees for her child who is in Form 2 (second year of secondary school).

Hanzeran will share this loan with her subgroup who have businesses dealing in charcoal, clothing, food, and fabric sales.

In the picture, Hanzeran is in the back row, first on the left.

In this group: Hanzeran, Zainabu, Agness, Zainabu, Ayun, Tausi

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