A loan of $1,050 helped a member to rent a place for her bites and juices sales business.

Kipawa Group's story

Sharifa is a mother of five children, three men and two daughters of whom one is in school while the others are grown. She has been engaged with fabrics and sarongs door to door sales business. Sharifa also cooks and sells bites (vitumbua, donuts and chapati) with juice at home. She has been in these businesses for seven years and is able to make a fair monthly profit. Sharifa starts her work from 5am to 10am where she cooks and sells bites. After that, she starts knocking door to door searching customers of her second business and end at 5pm daily.

From Tujijenge Tanzania, this is her twelfth loan request which she will use to rent a place for her bites and juices sales business. She needs to rent a nice place where she can serve more people and later on became a big restaurant. With the previous loans, all of which paid back successfully, she used the funds to restock her business with food cooking ingredients; fruits for making juice, baking flour, rice for making vitumbua and cooking oil. She bought a stock of fabrics and sarongs. With the improvement of her business, Sharifa earned an extra income which she used to buy her own bed, TV and covered part of home food expenses. She is really appreciating Kiva loan support which makes her smile. Sharifa dreams that one day she will be able to improve her family life.

She will share this loan with her loan group "Kipawa" which totals two members who will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Sharifa, Vicent

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