A loan of $2,775 helped a member buy more material to make dresses and suits and to start selling fabric, sarongs and shoes.


Ustawi Group's story

Asteria is in her mid-thirties and married with four children; three of them are in school, while the youngest stays home. She has been a tailor since 1994. She works from 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily and is able to make a good monthly profit.


This will be Asteria’s tenth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania; she successfully paid off the prior loans. She used the previous loans to buy two specialized sewing machines and material for making dresses and suits. She used her profits to pay school fees, cover household expenses and start building her house.


Asteria is applying for 4,390,000 TZS to be apportioned among her loan group members (the five will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan). With her portion she will buy more material to make dresses and suits and to start selling fabric, sarongs and shoes. Her goal is to finish building her house.

In this group: Asteria, Evidence, Agnessy, Mwajuma, Wema



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