A loan of $3,550 helped a member to increase his general store's inventory.

Kakakuona Group's story

Musa B. is a 32-year-old married man with two children (ages 4 and 2). He has a general shop where he sells different kinds of products. He started this business in 2005, and he works daily from 6 am until 10 pm. By doing so, he is able to earn a monthly profit of approximately $195.

Musa is seeking for a loan through Tujijenge Tanzania to increase his working capital so that he can buy more goods and inventory for his general store. Notably, Musa would share the loan proceeds with his loan group, Kakakuona, which totals 15 members. In this group, members guarantee each others' loans (i.e., if one member does not promptly repay his or her portion of the loan, then the other members are responsible for curing the arrears), and they provide support for one another to repay their respective loans. In the picture, Musa is standing third from the right in the back row.

In this group: Musa, Ashura, Senolind, Mary*, Asheri , Fausta, Tano , Hadija, Wintress, Emmanuel, Mwajuma, Banabasa, Thobias, Jackson, Charles
*not pictured

Loan details

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Loan details