A loan of $4,300 helped a member to buy utensils to sell in her shop.


Gift Keko Flat Group's story

Hilda, who is in her late 30s, is married and has three children. Two of her children attend school, while the third is still too young for school. For seven years now, Hilda has been managing her life expenses by running a shop selling food like baking flour, maize flour, cooking oil, sugar, etc. Hilda is doing great in her business. She works from 7:00am to 10:00pm daily and is able to earn a good living each month.

This is Hilda’s tenth loan request from Kiva partner Tujijenge Tanzania. She used her previous loans to start selling home utensils like plates, bowls, and different kinds of spoons. She also used loans to restock more food items for her shop. Hilda has paid back all of her previous loans successfully. With the profit she earned, she bought a plot of land where she built a house, and she paid school fees and home expenses. Hilda will use this loan to restock more utensils. She dreams that one day she will be able to own a wholesale business selling cold drinks.

Hilda will share this loan with her loan group "Gift Keko” which totals 17 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Hilda, Kasimu, Jesca, Mariam, Mwanaarafa, Adam, Regina, Gerald, Grace, Hawa, Hidaya, Fatuma, Upendo, Mariam, Leonard, Kephas



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