A loan of $3,000 helped a member charcoal to increase stock of business.

Mawimbi Group's story

Nassor R., age 39, is married with three children who are 16, 14, and 11. All three of his children are in school. Nassor owns a charcoal business that he opened earlier this year. The business operates from 7 am until 8 pm every day. Currently, his business makes a profit of about US$ 20 a day, which he uses to pay school fees for his children.

This will be Nassor's first loan from Tujijenge. With the money, he will buy more charcoal to increase his stocks. He will sell this charcoal from his home to both retail and wholesale customers.

Nassor will share this loan with the members of his group, Mawimbi, which means "clouds" in Kiswahili. Most of the sixteen group members are food vendors; one is a fisherman, one sells juice, and another sells soap. They will hold each other accountable for paying back their loans, and meet once a week to make repayments, discuss their businesses, and share advice. In the picture, Nassor is second from the left (crouching down).

In this group: Nassor, Lidawa, Swamu, Salama, Grace, Mariamu, Maimuna, Mariamu, Zainabu, Zuhura, Fatuma, Ramadhani, Ali, Rehema, Rehema, Maneno

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