A loan of $5,875 helped a member to open another grocery store in a different area.

Kichangani Group's story

Upendo, who is in her late 20s, is married with two kids. One of her children goes to school and the other one is still young. She has been running a grocery store for three yeas now. She works from 11:00 pm to 1:00 am (after mid-night) daily and is able to make a fair monthly profit.

This will be her 10th loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to buy tables, chairs, a blender, a TV set, and a radio for her customers' entertainment. She also helped her husband with the household expenses. She has paid back all her loans successfully. She wants a loan to open another grocery store in a different area. Her dream is to be able to buy her own car.

She will share this loan with her loan group "Kichangani", which has 20 members who will hold each other accountable for paying back their loans.

In this group: Upendo, Sauda, Bilhilldis, Mariam, Fatuma, Plasida, Mariam*, Hamida, Hanifa*, Edmund, Judith, Asma, Grace, Specioza, Cecilia, Asia, Salma, Christina, Tauhilda, John
*not pictured

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