A loan of $5,375 helped a member to buy better feed for her cows and to buy chicks for her new poultry business..


Jitahidi Msakuzi Group's story

Bupe is a good mother who always believes that hard work is the way to success. She is currently 50 years old and has five schooling children(Secondary and college level). She is known for being a good milk seller on her street. Bupe's cows have big calves, so she cannot produce enough liters of milk to meet people's demand as usual. She plans to buy better and healthier food to feed her cows so they give more milk to manage the demands of the market. She is also a poultry mother, keeping local chickens just for laying eggs to resell. Bupe has a plan to use the same poultry skills with little in addition to grow broilers for selling. She is really always a busy mother. She does her activities from 6 am to 6 pm daily and is able to get 10 liters of milk with good profit. She has been in the agricultural business since 2011.

She is requesting her ninth loan via Kiva's partner, Tujijenge Tanzania. Bupe used the previous loans (all of which she paid back successfully) to buy food to feed her cows and chickens. Bupe earned a profit, which she used to cover school fees and paid part of her home food expenses. She will use this loan to buy better food for her cows so as to give out more liters of milk and buy chicks for her new poultry business. She will use part of the loan to pay school fees.

Bupe will share this loan with her loan group, Jitahidi Msakuzi, which has 18 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Bupe, Neema, Aisha, Miriam, Reuben, Farida, Fatuma, Japhet, Josephine, Odo, Mercy, Modekai, Mary, Jamila, Joyce, Rose, Salome, Elizabeth
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