A loan of $1,800 helped a member to buy stock for her retail shop and food cart.

Baloon Group's story

Ashura, who is in her late thirties, is single, with a boy and a girl who are in school.

For five years now, Ashura has been running three small businesses: a retail shop selling different items like match boxes, juices, and airtime and a "genge," a food cart, selling fruits and vegetables. She also runs a motorbike business for transportation. Ashura works from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. per working day and is able to make a good profit.

This will be her fifth loan request from Tujijenge Tanzania, which she will use to buy retail stocks and fruits and vegetables to resell.

With the previous loans, all paid back in full, she opened her retail shop business and bought fruits and vegetables for her cart.

Ashura used her profit to cover her kids' school fees, pay food expenses, and reinvest back in her business. She dreams of owning a three-wheel motorbike for business.

Ashura will share this loan with her loan group "BALOON," which totals six members. The members of the group hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Ashura, Hamad, Mwanahamis, Debora, Teddy, Hadija

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