A loan of $2,975 helped a member to buy new products like fruits, vegetables, flour, cooking oil, and other items for her genge-duka business..


Riziki Group's story

Helena, who is married with four school children, is aged in her late 30s. Currently, Helena has been running a business of genge-duka (small general store) selling fruits, vegetables, dry foods like maize and baking flour, cooking oil, sweets, and other products on the same premise.

She has been in this business for fourteen years now. Helena opens her business from 6 AM to 10 PM each working day and is able to make a good monthly return.

This will be her 14th loan from Kiva partner Tujijenge Tanzania. Helena's previous loans all were paid back successfully. She used them to buy her business out-of-stock products to meet her customers' demands. Her business profit she used to cover school fees and household expenses for her family. Helena managed to buy a plot and build three house rooms where now she is putting electricity.

Helena will use this loan to buy new products like fruits, vegetables, flour, cooking oil, and other items for her genge-duka business. She dreams to build another two rooms.

She will share this loan with her loan group "Riziki" which totals eleven members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Helena, Tomlesia, Asia, Adam, Ester, Hamadi, Gabriel, Rashidi, Elisi, Filipina, Fredrick
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