A loan of $3,800 helped a member to replace old items like plates and chairs in her mama lishe (local restaurant).


Kagera Group's story

Mary, who is in her early 40s, is married and lives together with her husband and two children (a boy and a girl) one who attends school while the other one has completed schooling. Mary has been running her local restaurant (mama lishe) for four years now. She works from 8 am to 6 pm daily and is able to make a good monthly profit. This will be her third loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. Mary used the previous loans to increase her charcoal stock by purchasing more sacks to sell, covering her household expenses, and she has successfully repaid all her loans. Mary hopes for a loan to replace old items like plates and chairs in her mama lishe business in order to make the business attractive as well as to attract more customers. Her dream is to one day be able to buy a plot of land and build her own house. Mary will share this loan with her loan group " Kagera" which totals 11 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for repaying the loan.

In this group: Mary, Zema, Fatuma, Christina, Anna, Fatuma, Neema, Nicholaus, Aisha, Tabu, Neema
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