A loan of $4,225 helped a member to increase the size of his shop.

Juma Sadik's Songambele Ukonga Group's story

Juma, age 36, is married with four children ages 9, 7, 4 and 2 weeks. He owns a general store where he sells products such as food and cosmetics. He opened the store six years ago and works daily from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. With his store, he is able to earn a monthly profit of about $430.

In the past, Juma has taken out four loans from Tujijenge Tanzania to build a home for his children and buy more items to sell to his customers. He has paid the loans back successfully, and now hopes for a new loan to increase the size of his shop. He will share this loan with the members of group, which has 17 people in it. These members hold each other accountable for paying back their loans.

In the picture, Juma is standing in the last row, second from the right.

In this group: Juma, Halima, Omary, Mariam, Zuhura, Adelina, Balbina, Elinaheri, Zuwena, Lucy, Mkubwa, Regina, Scollah, Endrew, Hamis, Nassoro, Grace

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