A loan of $2,950 helped a member to buy more fruits and vegetable to increase sales.


Upendo Kigogo Group's story

Fatuma, who is in her early 60s, is a widow living with some of her relatives in her house. Fatuma had nine children, six of which died, and the remaining are adults and depend upon themselves. She has had two businesses: Genge business selling fruits and vegetables and bodaboda (motorcycle services), for three years now. She works from 9AM to 7PM daily and she is able to make a fair monthly profit.

This will be her first loan from Tujijenge Tanzania, which she wants to use to buy more fruits and vegetables to increase sales. Her dream is to one day be able to repair her house to look nice.

She will share this loan with her loan group "Upendo Kigogo," which totals 15 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Fatuma, Fikira, Richard, Mwanahawa, Husna, Mariam, Jamilah, Mwajuma, Benedeta, Nuru, Zittamaria, Hawa, Jafari, Halima, Asha
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