A loan of $3,850 helped a member to open a second glass shop in Kariakoo.


Hamis Hussein's Jenga Grp Group's story

Hamis H., 32, is married with an 8-year-old daughter. He started a business eight years ago selling glass. His store is in an area known as Tabata. He works daily from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. and earns a monthly profit of about $174.

Hamis has previously taken five loans from Tujijenge Tanzania. He used the loans to purchase land, build a house and increase the stock of his shop. With the loan he hopes to receive now, he plans to open a second glass shop in an area called Kariakoo, which is in the city center.

Hamis is the leader of Jenga group (meaning "build" in Swahili), which has 25 members. The members of the group hold each other accountable in paying back their loans. In the picture, Hamis is in the front row, second from the right in a blue shirt.

In this group: Hamis, Ally, Elard, Juma, Felister, Arafa, Asha, Lizat, Halima, Layla, Omary*, Salma, Salma, Salma, Zena, Zuhura, Mariana, Zainabu, Beatrice, Agness, Justina, Mariam, Jeni, Agnatha, Hawa
*not pictured



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