A loan of $3,450 helped a member to purchase more clothes for his stand.


Kasuku Group's story

Juma M., 41, is married with four boys. He works outside Dar es Salaam selling secondhand clothing at his stand. The business has been running for one year, and he usuA. takes in about $140 a month. He works from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm daily.


Juma has already paid off one loan succesfully from Tujijenge, and with this loan from Kiva he hopes to purchase a wider variety of clothes for his stand. Juma is in a group with 22 other members. Each member owns and operates their own businesses, and they will share the loan among themselves according to their needs. The group also acts as a guarantee, because each member is responsible for another. This way, the repayment of the loan is always ensured.

In this group: Juma, Rehema, Zakika, Halima, Asha, Maria, Erasim, Zubeda, Rehema, Subira*, Tumain, Maria, Hawa, Rehema, Amina*, Amos, Tausi, Masha, Elizabeth, Asia, Sharifa*, Azania, Ashura
*not pictured



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