A loan of $3,900 helped a member to buy cement, bricks and sand for his construction business.

Coka - Kiwalani Group's story

Stephano, who is his early 30s is married with two children. One of his children is in school and the other one is still young. Stephano has been selling materials, like cement, bricks and sand, and has had a motorcycle for two years now. He works from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, and is able to make a fair monthly profit.

This will be Stephano's 5th loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. He used the previous loans to buy a motorcycle, cement and bricks and has paid back all his loans successfully. He used the profit to pay school fees and cover household expenses. He will use this loan to buy cement, bricks and sand for his hardware business. He dreams of opening another hardware shop in a different area.

Stephano will share this loan with his loan group, "Coka - Kiwalani," which has five members who will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Stephano, Rehema, Nuru, Elias, Sauda
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