A loan of $4,975 helped a member to buy cell phone accessories to stock for her business.


Tumaini Musoma Group's story

Mary is a married woman aged early thirties and she has three children who are in school. For three years now, Mary has been managing a shop selling cell phones and phone accessories. She opens her business at 7 am and works till 6 pm each work day and is able to make a good monthly profit.

This is Mary's second loan request with Kiva partner Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loan which she paid back in full to buy business phones and accessories. She managed to earn a profit and she used it to buy a business house and cover school fees and food expenses. Mary dreams that in the coming years she will be able to stop taking loans after strengthening her business and proceed with her shop. She will use this loan to buy more cell phone accessories to stock and sell.

Mary will share this loan with her loan group "TUMAINI" which totals three members who will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Mary, Sophia, Janeth



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