A loan of $2,150 helped a member to increase stock of kangas and salon products.


Judith Mumba's Green Tomalin Group's story

Judith M. is 35 and married. She has three children, ages 17, 13, and 4. She owns a salon in Mbezi but also makes house calls for her customers. She opened her salon two years ago and works from 8 am to 9 pm daily. Her monthly profit from the salon is about $43. To supplement this income, she also sells traditional Swahili dress called kangas, which increases her monthly income to $130.



Judith has received three previous loans from Tujijenge Tanzania that she used to increase the stock in her salon. She has paid back all three loans successfully. Similarly to the others, she intends to use this new loan to increase her stock of kangas and buy more products for her salon.



Judith is part of subgroup D of Green Tomalin. The other members of her subgroup sell clothes, hardware, and groceries. The members of the group hold each other accountable in paying back their loans. In the picture, Judith is wearing a black and white striped shirt.

In this group: Judith, Regina, Stella, Nipael, Conradi, Mariam



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