A loan of $650 helped a member to buy more firewood to sell to her customers.


Mshikamano Group's story

For the last two years, Mwandawa has made a living selling firewood and clothes in the Mikunguni neighborhood of Zanzibar. She currently earns an average monthly profit of $110, and works for 12 hours a day.

She is applying for her third loan from BRAC Tanzania and plans to use it to buy more firewood to sell. She is hoping that this loan will allow her to increase her profits, grow her business, pay school fees for her children and save money for future use.

Mwandawa is 34 years old, married, and has three children, ages 10, 6 and 2. She also cares for two additional dependents. She will share this loan with her fellow loan group member, Jina. Jina runs a small business selling clothes and firewood in Zanzibar.

In this group: Mwandawa, Jina


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