Jenipher is 36 and married with two school-going children. She operates a village shop that sells airtime, stationery, beverages and cereals to support her family. She’s been running this business for eight years, working from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and she is happy that she makes some great profits.
This will be her first loan request to Kiva from Tujijenge Tanzania. Jenipher is applying for this loan to increase her shop inventory. She plans to buy more sacks of rice, wheat flour, maize, cans of cooking oil, and to add liters of paraffin, cartons of water, boxes of matches, candles and biscuits to sell. Jenipher believes that this stock will help her to serve more customers and grows her profits. Her dream is to grow into a successful retailer, and she will be solely responsible for paying back the loan at maturity.
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About Tujijenge Tanzania:
This loan is administered by Tujijenge Tanzania, which was founded in 2006. It has operations in Dar es Salaam, the coastal region, and the Lake Victoria region. The organization aims to reach out to micro entrepreneurs and provide them with financial and social intermediation services because capital is one of the major barriers to development and success for micro-enterprise initiatives in Tanzania.