A loan of $2,850 helped a member to expand and improve her business by purchasing various items (e.g., business chairs and tables).

Tushikamane 'b' Group's story

Gwamaka is an unmarried mother of three daughters, who all attend school. She is in her late thirties and lives with her kids.

For six years now, she has been supporting her family by running a grocery store, where she sells beer, soda, water and spirits. Gwamaka depends on this business to generate income for her family, so she puts all of her energy into satisfying her customers, such as by playing nice music at the store. She explains that she usually works from 2 pm until after midnight on a daily basis, which allows her to realize good profits each month.

For the sake of improving her business, Gwamaka, together with other eight members, approached Tujijenge to obtain financial support. The group members will hold each other accountable to repay their portions of the loan. This is her second loan request, which she would like to use to buy business chairs and tables, and to replace defective ones. She used the previous loan, which she successfully repaid, to buy a freezer for the business and empty crates of beers. She dreams of growing her enterprise. As a result of the prior loan, Gwamaka was able to generate an increase in her income, which she used to pay school fees, household expenses, and construction costs.

In this group: Gwamaka, Barke, Flora, Ntimi, Zuwena, Fatma, Karim, Josephath, Lize

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