A loan of $3,825 helped a member to increase her stock of charcoal.


Tupo Juu Group's story

Elizabeth N. is in her mid-forties and is married with two children. She will share this loan with her loan group, Tupo Juu, which totals nineteen members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for repaying the loan. Elizabeth has been running a charcoal business since 2008. The business is open between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. and earns Elizabeth a low monthly profit.


A Mothisha loan is a product offered by Tujijenge Tanzania that allows borrowers with good credit ratings to pay back their original loans faster and receive extra money before their original loan term has ended. Elizabeth used her previous loan to increase her stock in charcoal. This loan has now been successfully repaid. This will be Elizabeth's second Mothisha loan with Tujijenge Tanzania. Elizabeth aims to use this loan to once again increase her stock in charcoal in order to meet rising demand.


In the photograph, Elizabeth can be seen in the first row, second from the left.

In this group: Elizabeth, Salma, Mariam, Habiba, Rukia, Kabwe, Maria, Mariam, Zuhura, Jamira, Maulid, Mwanahasima, Mwanamvua, Zainabu, Salma, Nura, Msafiri, Rehema*, Frida
*not pictured



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