A loan of $1,475 helped a member to order additional stocks of fruit to sell.


Mbelwa Group's story

Ritha, a member of this group, has been running a business which sells fruit for three years now. She is a widow who is in her early 30s. Ritha has three children who are all in school. She works from 6:00am to 4:00pm daily and is able to make a fair profit each month.

This will be her second loan request from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loan, which she repaid successfully, to order more fruit for her business. With the profit she earned, Ritha paid school fees for her children. She will use this loan to start ordering stocks of fruit from the inland part of the country. She dreams that she will soon finish building her house.

She will share this loan with her loan group, Mbelwa, which includes 10 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying the loan back.

In this group: Ritha, Zaibu, Ester, Halima, Bakari, Fatuma, Salma, Savela, Elizabeth, Beatrice*
*not pictured



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