A loan of $3,000 helped a member to buy fruits and vegetables and new clothes to resell.


Crane Group's story

Amina, who is in her late 20s, is married and has two children who are in school. Since 2006, Amina has been making her living by running two small businesses. She owns a genge business selling fruits and vegetables, and she also cooks bites like chapati and half cake with fresh juice. This business enables her to increase her income. Amina starts her business at 7:00 am and closes at 9:00 pm daily. She is able to make a small profit each month.
Amina is requesting a fifth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She will use this loan to buy fruits and vegetables and new clothes to resell. With her previous four loans, which she repaid in full, she was able to service her business with new food ingredients and fruits and vegetables. Amina thanks Kiva lenders for their support in improving her business. She managed to earn a profit which she used to cover school and household expenses. She dreams that one day, she will be able to expand her business to other areas and to increase her income.
Amina will share this loan with her loan group CRANE, which totals nine members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Amina, Cornel, Jafari, Sunday, Honorina, Perpetua, Rashid, Rehema, Preskus



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