A loan of $5,375 helped a member to replenish her shop with new inventory.


Uwezesho Group's story

Scolastica is the mother of two daughters who are at school. She is a widow and is in her late thirties. For a period of four years now, Scolastica has made her family living by managing a general store selling varieties of products (dry food like rice, beans, maize and baking flour, soaps, cooking oil, etc.). She starts her business from 7 am to 11 pm daily and is able to make a very good monthly profit.

From Tujijenge Tanzania, this is her tenth loan which she will use to replenish her shop with new inventory. With her previous loans (all of which were paid back successfully) she bought new shop products which previously weren't found in her shop. She is working hard to make sure her kids get a better life together with a good education. Scolastica used her extra income from the business to cover school fees and household expenses. She has a bank account where she keeps part of her business profits for unforeseen events. She dreams that one day she will be able to expand her shop more.

Scolastica will share this loan with her loan group "Uwezesho" which totals nine members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Scolastica, Hamidu, Salum, Daud, Kita, Daniel, Msafiri, Sefu, Saumu
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