A loan of $5,650 helped a member to restock all her businesses .

Karoti Group's story

Dafrosa, who is in her early 40s, is a married woman with four children, a boy and three girls, who still attend school. With the experience of five years now, Dafrosa has been running different projects: a food shop selling foods like rice, beans, sugar, maize flour, etc., a soft drinks business, a clothes business and a telephone money transfer service (M-pesa). She works from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and she is able to make a good profit per month.

This will be her 13th loan request from Tujijenge Tanzania. With the previous loans – all which she paid back successfully – she opened the clothes business, restocked on food shop items and started the telephone money-transfer project (M-pesa). With the interest earned, she paid school fees and household expenses, repaired the house and bought a plot where she expects to start some agricultural activities. She will use this loan to restock all her businesses in accordance. She dreams to one day be able to make a big investment on her plot and build a nice house.

She will share this loan with her loan group "Karoti" which totals 13 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Dafrosa, Agness, Anna, Said, Mary, Magreth, Christopher, Mbaraka, Mwanahamis, Fransiscar, Julieth, Pendo, Eliewaja

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