A loan of $5,875 helped a member to buy stocks of soap to resell.

Karoti Group's story

Pendo, who is in her late 20s, is married and has three children. Two of her children are in school while another is still a baby.

Pendo makes her family living by running a business, selling powdered and bar soap. She has been in this business since 2004. Pendo has good experience with this business. She is able to order big stocks and sell all of it to customers. She runs her business from 7am to 9pm per working day and she is able to make a good monthly profit.

This is Pendo's third loan request from Tujijenge Tanzania. Pendo used the previous loans, all of which have been fully paid, to buy stocks of soap. She still maintains her sales levels although she needs to grow the business, so as to earn extra income and make her life better. Pendo made a profit which she used to reinvest in her business and to cover part of her family's needs.

She will use this loan to buy stocks of soap to resell. Pendo dreams that one day she will be able to sell her business stocks in wholesale.

She will share this loan with her loan group, Karoti Group, which totals five members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Pendo, Dafrosa, Magreth, Mary, Eliewaja
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