A loan of $1,225 helped a member to buy a blender and more fruit to sell juice.


Kichangani Group's story

Upendo K., age 28, is married with two children, ages 6 and 1. She sells food in the marketplace. She started this business in 2008 and works daily from 6am until 10pm. She is able to earn a monthly profit of about US$ 89.

This will be Upendo’s second loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the first to start selling cold drinks and beers and has paid the loan back successfully. She now hopes for a new loan to buy a blender and a good stock of fruit, so that she can make and sell more juice.

Upendo will share this loan with subgroup A of the Kichangani group. The subgroup has 6 members, who sell vegetables, cosmetics, "bites", clothes, utensils, fruit, other foods, etc. These members hold each other accountable in paying back their loans. In the picture, Upendo is the 1st from the left in front (black blouse).

In this group: Upendo, Fatuma, Fides, John, Ismail, Fatuma
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