A loan of $2,625 helped a member to increase on her genge (fruits and vegetable stand).

Mapatano Group's story

Esther J. age 42 is married with three children ages 23, 14 and 10. She owns a genge (fruits and vegetable stand). She started this business in 2005 and works daily from 8am until 6pm. She is able to earn a monthly profit of about $175.

This will be Esther’s fouth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the three previous loans to increase the stock of her genge and has paid the loans back successfully. She now hopes for a new loan to expand her genge by purchasing more fruits and vegetables to sell.

Esther will share this loan with subgroup A of the Mapatano group. The subgroup has 8 members, who run shops, grocery, hardware, sell clothes and are photographers. These members hold each other accountable in paying back their loans. In the picture, Esther in 1st on the right front row.

In this group: Esther, Ramla, Beatrice, Wilcox, Gerald, Asia, Sophia, Hashim

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