A loan of $4,550 helped a member purchasing cement and steel rods.

Mt Usambala Group's story

Fausta M., age 39, is a widow with two children who are 9 and 15 years old respectively. She is "fundi sanifu" (different types of businesses) e.g. roof tiles, bricks and pots. She started this business in 2004. She works daily from 8 AM until 6 PM. She is able to earn a monthly profit of around $115.

This will be Fausta’s 7th loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to increase her business, finish roofing her house roof and pay school fees; the loan was paid back successfully. She hopes for a new loan to buy more materials for the business such as cement and steel rods.

Fausta will share this loan with her loan group Mt Usambara, which is composed of 19 members. The members of the group hold each other accountable in paying back their loans. In the picture, Fausta is 1st on the left front row in the black and white blouse.

In this group: Fausta, Damasi, Halima*, Yohana, Imakulata, Hamisi, Hamisi, Gabriel, Neema, Esta, Emanuel, Sharifa*, Halima, Happy*, Monica, Josephine, Time, Time, Dorosela
*not pictured

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