A loan of $1,775 helped a member to increase the inventory of her clothing shop.

Beatrice Mfinanaga's Mwaminifu Kibamba Group's story

Beatrice M., age 40, is married with three children (ages 21, 18, and 14). She also has one dependent sister who is 21 years old. She owns a clothing shop for ladies' wear. She started this shop three years ago in an area called Kibamba. She works from 7am to 8pm daily and is able to make a monthly profit of around US$ 240.

In the past, Beatrice has taken out three loans from Tujijenge Tanzania to increase her "vitenge" sales (traditional Swahili fabrics) and tailoring (sewing ladies' clothes). She now hopes for a new loan to increase her tailoring business. She will share this loan with her subgroup members who have businesses selling charcoal, fish, and vegetables or own small shops. Beatrice belongs to a loan group called Mwaminifu Kibamba, whose members monitor each other in paying back the loan.

In the picture, Beatrice is the 1st on the right in the front row.

In this group: Beatrice, Fatuma, Beatrice, Mary, Saum, Mariam, Rukia

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