A loan of $1,100 helped to purchase additional stock of kangas and vitenge.

Maria's story

Maria M., 32, is married with three children, one aged 11 and twins aged 7, and also cares for her mother. For the past two years Maria has owned a general store where she sells food items, kangas and vitenge (traditional Swahili fabrics). Working daily from 9 a.m. until 9:30 p.m., she is able to earn a monthly profit of about $204.

This will be Maria’s fourth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. The first three, which she used to increase the stock in her shop, have been repaid, and she intends to use this new loan for the same purpose - to increase her stock of vitenge and kangas. Maria is a member of the Kinyerezi loan group, whose members guarantee the repayment of each others' loans.

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