A loan of $2,450 helped a member to buy more clothes and food cooking items..


Utamaduni . Group's story

Mtumwa, who is in her late forties, is married with six children. All of her children are grown up. For five years now, Mtumwa has had two enterprises: a mama lishe business (local restaurant) and a new clothes business selling door to door. She runs each of her businesses for four hours only (06am to 02pm). In this time, Mtumwa is able to earn a fair profit per month.

This will be her eighth loan request from Tujijenge Tanzania, which she will use to buy more clothes and food cooking items. With the previous loans, all of which she paid back successfully, she managed to increase all her business stock. The business profit was used to put light in her own room and covered home expenses. Mtumwa dreams that one day she will able to own a hotel.

She will share this loan with her loan group "Utamaduni" which consists of five members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Mtumwa, Zainabu, Monica, Irene, Tatu
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