A loan of $3,050 helped a member to open another food selling business (restaurant).


Mango Group's story

Arabia, who is in her late 40s, is married with two children who are in school. Since 1998 Arabia has been managing her life through having a business of selling food. She is hardworking and well known, with many customers. She works from 7pm to 11pm daily and is able to earn a good profit per month.

This will be her 12th loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous eleven loans to buy a plot of land, more business equipment (like chairs, plates, forks, spoons, tables, etc.) and more stocks of food, as well as to cover household expenses and school fees for her children. She has paid back all her loans successfully. She has requested a loan to open another food selling business (a restaurant). Her dream is to one day be able to expand her business even more.

She will share this loan with her loan group, "Mango", which totals 10 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back their loans.

In this group: Arabia, Naima, Doric, Petronia, Rose, Selemani, Ahmad, Bakari, Steven, Rose
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