A loan of $5,350 helped a member to increase her vegetable stock and to renovate a place where she will be selling her vegetables..


Tembo Mgwaza Group's story

Asha, who is in her late 40s, is married with five children. Only two are still going to school; the other three are grown-ups. She works from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (four hours) daily and is able to make a fair monthly profit.

This will be Asha’s fourth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to plant and sell more stock of vegetables, which she has been selling door to door. She bought manure for the vegetable garden as well. She has a few local chickens, so she used a part of the loan to buy chicken feed. She is doing great. She used the profit to buy food, paid school fees and also helped her husband with household expenses.

She will use this loan to increase the vegetable stock and to renovate the table top where she will be selling her vegetables. She will not be selling door to door any more. She dreams of having layer chickens. (chickens for laying eggs, so she can sell eggs).

Asha will share this loan with her loan group "Tembo Mgwaza", which has ten members who will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Asha, Maria, Anifa, Winfrida, Beatrice, Titi, Catherine, Amina, Enita, Mwanaali
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