A loan of $3,550 helped a member to purchase more fabrics for her tailoring business.

Cesilia's Rose Red Group's story

Cesilia, age 31, is the singe parent of an 8 year old girl. She owns two businesses- a small street cafe and also a tailoring office. She starts cooking at 6:30am for her cafe, which serves lunch daily. In the afternoon, she works at her tailoring business and finishes work at 7:30pm. She started these businesses in 2005 and now makes a monthly profit of about $320 from her work.

In the past, Cesilia took a previous loan from Tujijenge Tanzania to buy more food stock and fabrics. She paid this loan back successfully and now hopes for a new loan to help her tailoring business. She will share this loan with her loan group, which totals 18 members. These members hold eachother accountable in paying back their loans.

In the picture, Cesilia is sitting in the front row, third from the left.

In this group: Cesilia, Nsolo, Adaria, Benson, Asha, Mariamu, Aleni, Zaituni, Hidaya, Neema, Fatima*, Bernard*, Joyce, Habiba, Husna, Amina, Salama, Suzana
*not pictured

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