A loan of $5,800 helped a member to buy more fabrics, sarongs, 5 kilos of rice for vitumbua, 5 kilos of backing floor for mandazi, and to buy more cosmetics.


Mikoroshini Group's story

Grace, who is in her late 40s, is married with two children who go to school. She has been selling fabric, sarongs, mandazi, and vitumbua for two years now. She works at 6:00 a.m. by selling mandazi and vitumbua and then at 10:00 a.m. she goes to sell fabrics and sarongs door-to-door up to 1:00 p.m. daily. From this, she is able to make a small monthly profit. This will be her 3rd loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to buy more fabrics and sarongs, started selling cosmetics, and paid household expenses. She has paid back all of her loans successfully. She wants a loan to buy more fabrics, sarongs, 5 kilos of rice for vitumbua, 5 kilos of backing floor for mandazi, and to buy more cosmetics. Her dream is to one day be able to build her own house. She will share this loan with her loan group "Mikoroshini" which has a total of 15 members who will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Grace, Ross, Shida, Husna, Neema, Rajabu, Asma, Aziza, Roy, Mwanaisha, Jackson, Esther, John, Thomas, Shufaa*
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