A loan of $3,825 helped a member to start offering telephone money transfer services through Tigo Pesa.


Mazingira-1B Group's story

Athumani, who is in his early 20s, is single. For three years now, Athumani has been running a video, music CD library and selling airtime. He starts working at 8 am and works to 10 pm daily and is able to make a fair return per month.

This will be his second loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. With the previous loan, all of which he paid back successfully, he increased more video CDs in his library. With the business profit received, he managed to cover his home expenses and plough some back into the business. He will use this loan to start offering telephone money transfer services through Tigo Pesa.

Athumani dreams that one day he will be able to own a video production company. He will share this loan with his loan group "Mazingira-1b" which totals seven members who will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Athumani, Josephine, Fatuma, Machela, Rashidi, Sarah, Hawa



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