A loan of $4,975 helped a member to buy a deep freezer for her business.

Kisarawe One Group's story

Juliana, who is in her 40s, is a widow and a mother of four children. One of the children goes to school and the rest have completed their study.

Since 2002, Juliana is managing her family costs by owning a hotel and doing catering activities. She works from 6am to 4pm, but sometimes until midnight, if she has a function in her hotel. She is able to make a very good profit per month.

This loan request is Juliana's ninth loan from Kiva's field partner, Tujijenge Tanzania. Juliana's previous loans, all of which she successfully paid back, allowed her to increase her stocks of food items and buy catering server dishes and more plates. With the profit, she paid for household expenses, like food, paid her child's school fees, and built a house.

Juliana will use this loan to buy a deep freezer for business activities. Her dream is to one day be able to buy a car.

She will share this loan with her loan group, "Kisarawe One Group," which totals 17 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Juliana, Pendo, Fatuma*, Nyasinde, Bonifasi, Hawa, Magreth, Mohamedi, Moshi, Asha, Husna, Manka, Mather, Mpewa, Basilia, Habiba, Maria
*not pictured

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