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Total loan: $2,275
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Lotus Group


A loan of $2,275 helped a member to buy more wood for his furniture business.


Lotus Group's story

Yohana, who is in his mid 30s, is married with three children: two daughters and one boy. Yohana’s children are in school. For two years now he has had a carpentry business, making different kinds of furniture such as sofa sets, cupboards, chairs, tables, and beds. He does these activities in the same place, and in the front he has opened a showroom where customers can come to select and buy the furniture. He starts working at 6 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. Sometimes he stays to 10 p.m. if he has a client’s orders. Yohana is able to earn a very good profit per month.

This is his first loan request from Tujijenge Tanzania, which he will use for buying more wood for the furniture business. He dreams that one day he will be able to own an industry. He is doing very well.

Yohana will share this loan with his loan group “Lotus” which totals 10 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Yohana, David, Ashura, Ahadi, Yusuph, Jamhuri, Gerald, Andrea, Amosi, Yohana
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Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: September 4, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Tujijenge Tanzania Ltd

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Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: September 4, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Tujijenge Tanzania Ltd