A loan of $3,850 helped a member to buy shoes, bags, earrings and make-up to meet her customers' demands.


Aleta Group's story

SAIRISI, who is in her early 20s, is single with two children who are still small. She has been selling shoes, women's bags and clothes door to door. SAIRISI is an orphan and so she started business when she was fifteen years old. She works from 3pm to 6pm daily, just four hours after being finished with her house activities, like cooking for her kids, fetching water and other chores. With this time, Sairisi is able to make a good monthly report. This is her second loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used her previous loan to buy more shoes, women's bags and clothes for her business. She has paid back successfully her previous loan. She is really working hard. She used her business profit to cover household expenses, and part of it was saved and plowed back into her business. Sairisi will use this loan to buy shoes, bags, earrings and make-up to meet her customers' demands. She dreams that one day she will be a successful businesswoman with a big shop. She will share this loan with her loan group "ALETA" which totals 15 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Sairisi, Yakuni, Mariam, Mwanaheri*, Siwema, Stella, Hadija, Hadija, Jema, Ikinini, Wanora, Ahmed, Amina, Fatuma, Rehema
*not pictured



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