A loan of $2,300 helped a member to start a barbershop for men.

Kasuku Group's story

J. M., age 42, is married with five children (ages 22, 12, 9, 5 and 2). He sells second-hand clothes and has a fruit and vegetable business as well. He started his businesses six years ago. His business is open from 8am to 10pm daily and is able to make about $40 profit per month.

In the past, J. has taken out one loan from Tujijenge Tanzania to buy more second-hand clothes for sale. He hopes for a new loan to start a barbershop for men. J. will share this loan with his loan group, Kasuku, which totals 16 members. These members hold each other accountable in paying back their loans.

In the picture, J. is the first man standing on the right in the middle row .

In this group: Juma, Asha, Maria, Zubeda, Subira, Tumaini, Elizabeth, Sharifa, Azania, Hadija*, Kiwe, Sofia, Mwajab, Ashura, Sakina, Erasim
*not pictured

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