A loan of $2,725 helped a member to improve the place where she sells her food.


Arusha Group's story

Tausi S., age 60, is married with four children ages 30, 26, 24 and 13. She also takes care of an orphan. She has a business of mama rishe (Kiswahili food vendor). She started this business 8 years ago and works daily from 6am until 4pm. She is able to make a monthly profit of around $189.

This will be Tausi’s second loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loan to increase the stock of food and has repaid the loans successfully. She now hopes for a third loan to improve the place where she sells her food.

Tausi will share this loan with her loan group Arusha, which totals 15 members. The members of the group hold each other accountable in paying back their loans. In the picture, Tausi is right of center, sitting.

In this group: Tausi, Elimpa, Janc, Lucy, Pili, Agnes, Glory, Matha, Zena, Amina, Lucy, Monica, Mwajabu, Neliss, Rahabu, Frank



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