A loan of $2,775 helped a member to open a retail shop for selling food like sugar, wheat flour, baking flour, beans, and salt.


Mwanzo Group's story

Nuru is in her late 20s and is married with two children who go to school. She has been running a food cafe for three years now. Nuru works from 5:00 am to 10.00 pm daily and is able to make a fair monthly profit. This will be her fourth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to buy empty crates of sodas and a fridge. Nuru has paid back all her loans successfully. She hopes for a loan to open a retail shop for selling food like sugar, wheat flour, baking flour, beans, and salt. Her dream is to open a salon. She will share this loan with her "Mwanzo" loan group, which has a total of 15 members who will hold each other accountable for paying back their loans.

In this group: Nuru, Habiba, Vicky, Maimuna, Zurfa, Zaina, Obe Di, Yohana, David, Adriana, Mwajuma, Fatuma*, Veronica, Joseph, Daniel*
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