A loan of $3,675 helped a member to buy more sacks of Irish potatoes.


Uwezesho Group's story

Salum, who is in his early 20s, is married with a small daughter. He has been running a Genge Duka (neighborhood shop) selling fruits, vegetables and dry foods like sugar, beans, wheat flour, baking flour, salt, etc., in the same shop for six years now. He works from 6 a.m. to midnight daily and is able to make a good monthly profit.

This will be his 4th loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. He used the previous loans to open the side for dry food. Previously he used to sell fruits and vegetables and now he has a Genge Duka. He has managed to pay back all his loans successfully. He used the profit to cover household expenses. He will use this loan to buy more sacks of Irish (white) potatoes. His dream is to one day be able to build his own house.

Salum will share this loan with his loan group "Uwezesho" with ten members who will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Salum, Scolastica, Eva, Emelia, Daud, Sefu, Mohamed, Hussein, Msafiri, Mariamu
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