A loan of $2,300 helped a member to open a small general store and support other small businesses.

Sudi's Tushikamane Group's story

Sudi, age 52, is married and has five children, ages 30, 25, 20, 18 and 16. He owns a stationary shop where he sells office supplies. He started this business in 2006, and works there from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Each month, the shop brings in about $380 in profit.

In the past, Sudi has taken out four loans to buy more stock for his shop. He paid these loans back, and now has applied for a new loan to open a small general store. He will share the loan with his group, whose members have businesses in which they sell chips, vegetables, beverages, food and other items.

In the picture, Sudi is standing in the back row, wearing a white shirt.

In this group: Sudi, Mariam, Mbwene, Omary, Hashim, Mwanahawa

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