A loan of $3,700 helped a member to buy more chicks and chicken feed.

Silvia's Riziki Group's story

Silvia, age 36, is the single parent of three children, ages 17, 14, and 2. She runs a poultry business, which she started eight years ago, as well as a charcoal business, which she began three years ago. She works at these businesses from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and is able to make a monthly profit of about $180 from her work.

In the past, Silvia took two loans from Tujijenge Tanzania to revive her chicken business when it was struggling to make a profit. She now hopes for a new loan to buy more chicks and feed for the chickens. She will share this loan with her loan group Riziki, which totals 19 members who guarantee each other in paying back their loans.

In the picture, Silvia is in the second row, third from the left.

In this group: Silivia, Mazoea, Witness, Reila, Sophia, Paulina, Miraji, Farida, Hellen, Juma, John, Arapha, Aisha, George, Rukia, Sharon, Elisi, Sauda, Selemani

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