A loan of $2,550 helped a member to start selling food products.

Mchakato Group's story

Margaret M., age 37, is married with two children, ages 15 and 17. She has a grocery where she sells only drinks. She started this business three years ago and works daily from 8am until 11pm. She is able to earn a monthly profit of around $729.

This will be Margret’s second loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loan to increase the stock of her grocery and has repaid the loans successfully. She now hopes for a second loan to start selling food.
Margaret will share this loan with her loan group, Mchakato, which totals 15 members. The members of the group hold each other accountable in paying back their loans. In the picture, Margaret is second from the right.

In this group: Margret, Mwanaisha, Benson, Mustapha, Juma, Yohana, Mwanaidi, Bahati, Mohamed, Happy, Hawa, Edwa*, Elizabeth, Alfred, Roza
*not pictured

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