A loan of $3,250 helped a member to buy more fruits, vegetables and dresses and to start selling rice and sugar.


Protea Group's story

THERESIA, who is in her late 40s, is married with five children who are grown-ups. She has been operating two businesses, selling fruits and vegetables as well as dresses. She has been in this business since 2000. She works from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and is able to make a good monthly profit. This will be THERESIA's fourth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to start selling dresses and to restock items in her fruits and vegetable business. She has paid back all her loans successfully. She used the profits to pay for food and household expenses. She will use this loan to buy more fruits and vegetables as well as dresses and to start selling rice and sugar. She dreams of opening a big shop where she can sell the same items. THERESIA will share this loan with her loan group, "PROTEA," which includes nine members who will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Theresia, Mwanamvua, Mwanaid, Sabrina, Kadogo, Juma, Rukia, Tunu, Alawi
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