Zahara A. sells charcoal in the Vituka Ward in Dar es Salaam. She is a Tanzanian married woman with three school-aged children. She has been with YOSEFO Services for six years. She managed to build her own house from the income that she earned in her business.
She purchases the charcoal bags directly from the wholesale producers and sells them to retail customers. Charcoal is the main source of power in most developing countries due to the high cost of electricity.
She is requesting a loan of Tshs 1,500.000 to improve her business.