A loan of $3,075 helped a member to buy fish for her business.


Tuleane Group's story

Esther is in her mid-sixties, married, and has children who are grown and married. She has been selling fish (fresh water fish) for ten years now. She starts doing business from 08am to evening hours, four days a week, and is able to make a good monthly profit.

This is her ninth loan request from Kiva's partner, Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans (all of which were paid back successfully) to replenish her business inventory. Esther keeps on increasing her business inventory every loan cycle to expand her income. She believes that if she keeps on maintaining her good repayment record, her business will continue to grow. She dreams of expanding her fish business and of improving her income. Esther used the increased income from the business to cover household expenses. She will use this loan to buy more fish for her business.

She will share this loan with her loan group" TULEANE" which totals three members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Esther, Debora, Machele



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