A loan of $1,425 helped a member to buy drinks to meet her customers’ demands..


Torees Group's story

Mariam, who is in her late 30s, is married and has three children. Two of her children are still at school and the other one is still small. She has been running a bar for one year now. She opens her bar from 7am to after mid-night daily and is able to make a good monthly profit.

This will be Mariam’s 2nd loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loan to buy drinks like beers, sodas, juice, water and has been able to pay back her loan successfully. She is so hard working and it shows! She appreciates all those who have supported her group Torees, whose members have been able to take their children to schools and colleges. They have been able to make a good living.

Mariam used the profits to pay for the DSTV programme and to buy water for the family use. She will use this loan to buy drinks to meet her customers’ demands. She dreams of being an international business woman.

Mariam will share this loan with her loan group “Torees”, which has four members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Miriam, Aisha, Fatuma, Peter
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