A loan of $4,125 helped a member to increase her shop inventory.

Makuti A Group's story

Pili is in her mid 30s and is married with two children. One of her children goes to school. Since 2009, she has been running a shop and she works from six in the morning through ten at night to be able to make a small monthly profit. Pili has borrowed six previous loans that she used to buy missing shop items, pay school fees, pay rent for her house and her shop, and to cover household and hospital expenses (her husband was hospitalized). She has successfully repaid her previous loans.

Pili is requesting her seventh loan from Tujijenge Tanzania to increase her shop inventory. She will share this loan with her loan group, "Makuti A," which has a total of 14 members who will hold each other accountable for paying back their loans. In the future, Pili dreams of one day opening another retail shop.

In this group: Pili, Lilian, Fatuma, Zamda*, Veronica, Mwanaheri, Severina*, Mariam, Ziama, Maimuna, Asha, Teresia, Matilda, Herman
*not pictured

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