A loan of $2,500 helped a member buy more materials.


Ustawi Group's story

Astelia I., age 30, is married with three children ages 13, 9 and 9. She has tailoring business. She started this business ten years ago and works daily from 6am until 8pm. She is able to earn a monthly profit of around $187.

This will be Astelia’s first loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She wants to improve her tailoring business and buy more materials to grow her business.

Astelia will share this loan with her loan group, Ustawi, which totals 15 members. The members of the group hold each other accountable for paying back their loans. In the picture, Astelia is in the front row in the middle in a green dress.

In this group: Astelia, Majuto, Eividence, Sarah, Happines, Omary, Salma, Albisalani, Doricas, Othman, Mwendha, Joyce, Muajabu, Wema, Grace
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