A loan of $1,725 helped a member to buy an irrigation machine.

Jitahidi Msakuzi Group's story

Amina Lukando, age 48, is a widow with four children ages 28, 25, 22 and 14. She has a vegetable and fruit business which she started 15 years ago. She works daily from 6am until 4pm. She is able to earn a monthly profit of around $122.

This will be Amina’s third loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to increase her capital and managed to employ samba boys. She bought enough seeds for planting the vegetables and fruits and has repaid the loans successfully. She now hopes for a third loan to buy an irrigation machine.

Amina will share this loan with her loan group, Jitahidi Msakuzi, which totals 15 members. The members of the group hold each other accountable in paying back their loans. In the picture, Amina is sitting in the middle in front.

In this group: Amina, Rose, Tatu, Joyce, Jovinus, Moshi*, Lucy, Mrisho, Juma, Zainabu, Abdalah, Joha, Joseph, Mery, Abul
*not pictured

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