A loan of $2,675 helped a member to increase stock, paint the bar buiding and buy more chairs.


Micheal Mhenga's Maisha Zakhem B Group's story

Michael M., age 42, is married with two children (ages 18 and 14). He has a bar in Mbagala which he started in 1999. He works from 8am to 11pm daily and is able to make a monthly profit of about $560.

In the past, Michael has taken out four previous loans from Tujijenge Tanzania to increase capital and repair the bar building. He hopes for a new loan to increase on stock, buy chairs and do some painting. Michael will share this loan with his subgroup members who vegetables, fruits, coconuts, clothes, charcoal and have shops. The subgroup, Maisha Zakhem, hold each other accountable in paying back their loans.

In the picture, Michael is first on the right.

In this group: Micheal, Fatuma, James, Yusuph, Zainabu, Mariam, Sharifa
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