A loan of $1,025 helped a member to buy more coconuts and firewood.


Farajika Group's story

Johari has sold firewood and coconuts in the Mikunguni neighborhood of Zanzibar for a year. She currently earns an average monthly profit of approximately $50 US. She works 8 hours a day.

Johari is requesting a loan from BRAC Tanzania, her second, so that she can buy more coconuts and firewood to increase her current stock. She hopes that, with this loan, her profits will increase and she will be able to expand her business and save money.

Johari is 32 years old, married, and has given birth into six children ages 12, 10, 8, 6, 4 and 2. She will be sharing this loan with her fellow group members, Hidaya, Sijiamin and Sijaja. Each woman also has her own small business in Zanzibar.

In this group: Johari, Hidaya, Sijiamini, Sijaja
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