A loan of $4,000 helped a member to buy bricks to build a house.

Twaha Ally's Tupendana C Group's story

Twaha A., age 38, is married with one 2-year-old daughter. He sells mosquito nets, a business he started eight years ago. He works from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and is able to make a monthly profit of about $31.

Twaha has taken out four previous loans from Tujijenge Tanzania to increase his capital. He hopes for a new loan to buy bricks to build a small house. Twaha will share this loan with his loan group, named Tependane C, whose 18 members guarantee one another in paying back their loans.

In the picture Twaha is second from right, standing at the back.

In this group: Twaha, Devotha, Huru, Musa, Buibwa, Nyamizi, Nora*, Zainabu, Zawadi, John, Eizabeth, Mrisho, Mwatumu, Juma, Jum, Alim, Asha, Alfred

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