A loan of $3,675 helped a member to buy more drink inventory and to put tiles in his grocery toilet.

Wito Group's story

Deogratias, who is in his mid 40s, is married with four children -- two sons and daughters -- who are in school. For a period of six years now, Deogratias has been running a grocery business selling beers, waters and spirits. He has added another business, a retail shop selling more consumable and small durable items. He is really working hard and employs a few helpers in both businesses. Deogratias's businesses run from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, and he is able to make a good return each month.

This is Deogratias's fourth loan request from Tujijenge Tanzania. He used the previous loans to restock his grocery items, repair his grocery toilet and start his retail shop business. Deogratias's business profit, reinvested back into the business, covered home and school expenses. He will use this loan to buy more drink inventory and to put tiles in his grocery toilet. Deogratias dreams that one day he will be able to improve much on his grocery business by adding a guest house in the same place.

Deogratias will share this loan with his loan group, Wito, which totals 13 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Deogratias, Andrea, Kudra, Nyangaza, Thodory, Warioba, Ernest, Aliko, Jeremia, Sinde, Zakayo, Zena, Aisha

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