A loan of $3,450 helped a member to restock more fruits and vegetable for her business.

Topi Group's story

Tatu, who is in her early thirties, is single with two kids who are in school. Since 2008, she has been engaged in a genge (grocery store) business selling charcoal, fruits and vegetables. She is doing fine with her business and is able to make a fair monthly profit. Tatu normally works from 7 am to 9 pm every day.

This will be her fifth loan from Kiva partner Tujijenge Tanzania, and she will use it to restock more fruits and vegetables. With her previous loans, which ware all all paid back in full, Tatu purchased more business stock which made her genge attract more customers. She also purchased secondhand clothes, which she resells, and sacks of charcoal, which she divides up and sells in small packages. With her business profit, she covered home expenses, food expenses and school fees. Tatu dreams of buying a plot of land.

She will share this loan with her loan group Topi, which consists of 10 members who will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Tatu, Rose, Tabu, Florida, Halima, Jonas, Bernada, Daudi, Magret, Shebu
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