A loan of $3,250 helped a member to buy cold drinks and snacks for resale.

Tanzania Group's story

Kapembe H., age 35, is married with two children ages 14 and 12. She has a beauty salon which she started 6 years ago and works daily from 8 am until 8 pm. She is able to earn a monthly income of around $387.

This will be Kapembe’s third loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to increase the stock of her salon and started a kiosk where she sells cold drinks and snacks. Kapembe has repaid these loans successfully. She now hopes for a third loan to increase her kiosk business.

Kapembe will share this loan with her loan group, Tanzania, which totals 18 members. The members of the group hold each other accountable in paying back their loans. In the picture, Kapembe is in the centre, sitting on a chair.

In this group: Kapemba, Juliana, Hadija*, Ramadhan, Seleman, Bernad, Saburi*, Mwanahamis, Semmani, Mwashamba*, Zainab, Shaban, Ishaka, Zena, Salum, Neema, Rashid, Zainabu
*not pictured

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