A loan of $3,500 helped a member to start selling fish in addition to meat in his butcher's shop.

Ileje Group's story

Hosea N., age 26, is single. He has a butcher shop which he started three years ago. He opens his butcher shop from 7am to 6pm daily and is able to make a monthly profit of about $122.

In the past Hosea has taken out one loan from Tujijenge Tanzania to buy a refrigerator and to paint the shop. He hopes for a new loan to start selling fish in the same shop.

Hosea will share this loan with his loan group, Ileje, which totals 16 members. These members hold each other accountable in paying back their loans.

In the picture Hosea is in the middle of the front row.

In this group: Hosea, Ramadhani, Makame, Salome*, Servi, Shungi, Edmund*, Salma, Mwaija, Mohamed, Jane, Teddy, Fatuma, Kanuti, Frank, Mwanahamis
*not pictured

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