A loan of $3,875 helped a member to buy rice, beans, cooking oil, sugar, baking flour, and juice.


Rufiji Group's story

Nuru, who is in her early 40s, is a divorcee with two children who are still going to school. She has been a food vendor for one year now. She works from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily and is able to make a good monthly profit. This will be Nuru's third loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to increase her food items. At first, she used to buy just a few kilos of every item, like 5 kilos of rice, two bottles of cooking oil, two cartons of juice, 5 kilos of wheat flour, 3 kilos of flour for making porridge, and small items that were out of stock. She has paid back all her loans successfully. She used her profit to renovate her late mother's house and contribute to household expenses. She will use this loan to buy 15 kilos of rice, 5 kilos of beans, a small bucket of cooking oil, 10 kilos of sugar, 10 kilos of baking flour, and 15 cartons of juice. She dreams of building her own house. Nuru will share this loan with her loan group, Rufiji, which has 18 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Nuru, Ajuza, Furaha , Jema, Hadia, Asinati, Mwamshindo, Josephine, Doto, Selemani, Raya, Subira, Asia, Zaituni, Rehema, Saada, Tatu, Kidawa
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