A loan of $4,875 helped a member to purchase another dryer for salon.

Christina Semindu's Songa Group's story

Christina Semidu, 28, is married with two children aged five and two. The owner of a salon and a cafe business, she works from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, earning a month profit of about $64.

Chrisina has taken out two previous loans from Tujijenge Tanzania to expand both businesses, and now hopes for a new loan to buy a dryer for her salon. Christina will share this loan with her loan group, Songa, which totals 19 members. These members hold each other accountable in paying back their loans.

In the picture Christina is second from the left, sitting on the swing.

In this group: Siri, Christina, Veronicca, Teresia, Salma, Theresia, Fatma, Halima, Anna, Tatu, Hassan, Rose, Salma, Anna, Hamis, Mayasa, Aisha, Salma, Magreth

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