A loan of $5,550 helped a member to add more products to her business, such as washing soap, mopping soap and more boxes of bathing soap.


Umoja Kigogo Group's story

Ester, who is in her late 30s, is married with two children who go to school. She has been running a business selling bathing soap from outside the country for five years now. She works from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily and is able to make a good monthly profit.

This will be Ester's third loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to increase her soap stock by buying more boxes whenever she received a loan. She used the profit to buy a mattress and another bed. She also bought bricks and managed to pay off her plot. She will use this loan to add more products to her business, such as washing soap, mopping soap and more boxes of bathing soap. Her dream is to one day own a supermarket.

Ester will share this loan with her group, Umoja Kigogo, consisting of 15 members who will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Stere, Winfrida, Ester.., Mary, Ester.., Prisca, Joseph, Teddy, Christina, Charles, Anna, Angelina, Agness, Asha, Lucy



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