Anzetye Longo is another example of people who have already been helped through their SACCOS membership. Anzetye is a 52-year old widow with 6 children and 10 grandchildren. She has been a member of her SACCOS since 2013 and has taken out many loans. Her first loan was for $75 which she used to buy some kangas (a type of cloth) in Iringa to resell here in her village of Ugesa. She did well at this and has since borrowed to increase her stock, gradually building up her business. She now has a duka (shop) where she sells kangas, pots and pans, and general household goods. She has bought some land and is starting to build herself a larger shop. So far she has invested $1,500 of her profits in her business which continues to grow. This year she will probably earn over $1,000 from her shop.
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