A loan of $5,900 helped a member to increase her food stock and to buy fabrics to offer for sale.

Tukolani Group's story

Vumilia is in her early 30s and earns her living as a food vendor. She and her husband have one child who goes to school. She has been a food vendor for one year now and works from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Through this business, she is able to make a small monthly profit.

This will be her first loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She intends to utilize it by increasing her food stock and to start a new business that will involve selling fabrics door to door. Her dream is one day to be able to own and operate a hotel.

She will share this loan with her loan group "Tukolane," which has a total of 24 members who will hold each other accountable for paying back their loans. (One client is hidden behind the woman in the t-shirt marked "Bwin" in the photograph. Only her hand can be seen.)

In this group: Vumilia, Samira, Asha, Hassan, Bahati, Flora, Mariam, Zulpa, Ngairo, Mariam, Kulwa, Asia, Bupe, Atuganile, Hadija, Elionara, Sada, Asha, Lilian, Leah, Colletha, Ally, Sauda, Edith*
*not pictured

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