A loan of $4,725 helped a member to buy clothes to sell, plus chicks and chicken feed.

Shani Ngatula's Tushirikiane Group's story

Shani, age 54, is a widow and has nine children. She runs a clothing business and a chicken business to provide for her family. She started selling clothing in 1995, while she started the chicken business recently with a previous loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. From her businesses, she is able to make about $85 a month. She works from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

In the past, Shani took three previous loans from Tujijenge Tanzania and repaid them successfully. She now hopes for a new loan to buy more clothing, chicks, and chicken feed to increase her businesses.

In the picture, Shani is third from the left.

In this group: Shani, Philipina, Flavia, Ikunda*, Saluma, Fitina, Pulkeria, Jamila, Evalina, Antonia, Rehema, Rehema, Mary, Mwanahawa, Victoria, Anna, Emilian, Erica, Anna, Akley, Blasida, Wanahamisi, Asha
*not pictured

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