A loan of $775 helped a member to renovate his chips place with tiles on the ground floor and buy a stock of soft drinks.


Mt Udzungwa Group's story

Laurent is the father of three sons and one daughter who are in school. He is a married man and known for being an entrepreneur of different enterprises. He is a house building constructor, but his work itself cannot make him meet his dream. Despite being a constructor, Laurent has three businesses which enable him to generate a better extra income per month. He manages a shop selling clothes, another shop selling phone accessories and a food business selling chips with fried chicken and other meat fried in pieces (mishkaki). Since he is married, his wife is the supervisor of all the businesses and also runs the clothes shop. Every night after he gets back from his job he normally cross checks all the sales of the day. His business starts from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm every working day, but his chips business goes up to midnight. His brother is a constructor also and is the one who inspired him.

This is his first loan request from Tujijenge Tanzania, which he will use to renovate his chips place with tiles on the ground floor and buy a stock of soft drinks. He dreams that one day he will be able to improve his life and businesses as well. Since he is self employed and his work needs more energy, he decided to crop these businesses so that in his old age he will have more savings and something to stand for.

Laurent will share this loan with his loan group "Mt Udzungwa" which totals three members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Laurent, Exavery, Mkadimba



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