A loan of $5,200 helped a member to increase the shop's inventory of foodstocks like sugar, flour and cooking oil to resell.


Ushirika Group's story

Neema, who is in her late thirties, is married and has four children who still attend school. She has been running a retail shop where she sells sugar, salt, wheat flour, baking flour, beans, cooking oil, water, juice, sodas, and biscuits for three years now. She works from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily and is able to make a fair monthly profit.

This will be Neema's seventh loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to start a poultry business, restock missing items in the shop and cover household expenses. Neema has fully repaid all her previous loans. She is going to use this loan to increase the retail shop's inventory including sugar, wheat flour, baking flour, etc. to resell. She dreams to one day be able to open a tie and die business.

Neema will share this loan with her loan group, "Ushirika," which has 15 members who will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Neema, Nuru, Consolata, Hidaya, Herieth, Pilly, Jaliwa, Mathew, Anita, Beatrice, Eliza, Salma, Gaudensia, Jacline, Desteria



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