A loan of $3,100 helped a member to improve her soft drinks shop and to stock more drinks to sell.


Bethlehem Group's story

Avelina, who is in her early 40s, is a widow with two girls who are in school.

For nine months now, Avelina has been managing her family's costs by running two businesses. One is a shop business where she sells soft drinks only and another is a restaurant. She is doing great in both businesses. Avelina works from 6am to 10pm daily and she is able to make good returns each month.

This is Avelina's first loan request with Tujijenge Tanzania, which will be used to improve her soft drinks shop and to stock more drinks to sell.

She dreams that, one day, she will be able to build a house. She will share this loan with her loan group, Bethlehem Group, which totals five members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Avelina, Grace, David, Peter, Cletus



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