A loan of $3,375 helped a member to buy food, sarongs and other items that will be sold by several small businesses.

Ashura's Mzinga Group's story

Ashura A., age 42, is a single parent with three children aged 13, 18 and 22. She started a small street cafe six years ago, and began selling clothing and sarongs last year. At these businesses, she works daily from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., making a profit of about $235 a month from food and clothing sales.

In the past, Ashura took two loans from Tujijenge Tanzania and used them to buy food to sell and start her sarong business. Having paid these loans back successfully, she hopes for a new loan to buy more food, clothing and sarongs to sell. She will share this loan with her group Mzinga, which totals 15 members.

In the picture, Ashura is standing in the back row, second from the left.

In this group: Ashura, Marium, Fatuma, Rehema, Fadhili, Rukia, Mustafa, Neema, Hassan, Somoe, Salma, Muhidin, Zuhura, Hamis, Ally

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