A loan of $2,725 helped a member to buy more fish and pay children's school fees.

Ari Mpya Group's story

Rehema Hassan, age 47, is married with four children ages 22, 20, 18 and 15. She also takes care of her mother. She has a fish business which she started four years ago and works daily from 6am until 2pm. She is able to earn a monthly profit of around $375.

This will be Rehema’s fourth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to increase the stock of fish and she repaid the loans successfully. She now hopes for the fourth loan to buy more stock of fish as she is now having more orders and she is going to pay her child’s school fees as well.

Rehema will share this loan with her loan group, Ari Mpya, which totals 17 members. The members of the group hold each other accountable in paying back their loans. In the picture, Rehema is to the left of the person in red in the front row.

In this group: Rehema, Mariam, Mwajuma, Bariki, Hasani*, Mary Stela, Halima, Hawa, Mayasa, Mwamvua*, Zainabu, Tausi, Tausi, Haruna, Elizabeth, Ashura, Sada
*not pictured

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