A loan of $4,575 helped a member to start going into the forest and collecting the charcoal herself.


Ufunuo Group's story

Amina R., age 48, is married with three children, ages 29, 24 and 12 years old. She has had a charcoal business since 2001. She works from 6 am to 8 pm daily and she is able to earn a monthly profit of about $104.

This will be Amina’s 2nd loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the first loan to increase her charcoal stock. She hopes for a new loan to go to the forest herself and collect the charcoal of her choice.

Amina will share this loan with her loan group, Ufunuo, which totals 19 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable in paying back the loan. In the picture, Amina is behind in a red dress.

In this group: Amina, Asha, Amina, Dinah*, Mwanahamis, Faidha*, Halima, Hayubu, Ahamedi, Suzan, Anitha, Ramadhan, Eizabeth, Asha , Mwashamba, Rahima, Hadija, Aziza, Jacki*
*not pictured



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