A loan of $4,000 helped a member to buy an interlocking machine.

Fatuma Jumbe's Mabibo Freedom Group's story

Fatuma J., 51, married with 6 children aged 25, 18, 16, 14, 12 and 10, has a tailoring business which she began 15 years ago. Working from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, she is able to make a monthly profit of about $80.

She has taken out three previous loans, all since repaid, from Tujijenge Tanzania to buy vitenge (traditional Swahili fabrics) to sell at her sewing shop and now hopes for a new loan to buy an interlocking machine.

Fatuma will share this loan with her loan group, Mabibo Freedom, whose 15 members hold each other accountable in paying back their loans. In the picture, Fatuma is sitting on the left in the front row.

In this group: Fatuma, Mariamu, Farida, Amina*, Editha, Agness, Halima, Happy, Mariam, Jamila, Pili, Safia, Sophia, Perasia, Zainab

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