A loan of $4,275 helped a member to buy furniture and a TV deck for her home.


Umoja Charambe Group's story

Matilda A. is in her mid-twenties and is married, with one daughter. Matilda owns a food vending business, which she has been operating for the past four years. The stall is open between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. and earns Matilda a stable monthly profit.


This will be Matilda's fourth loan with Tujijenge Tanzania. Matilda used her previous loans to buy a piece of land and to buy saucers and pans. These loans have now been successfully repaid. Matilda's business is running smoothly, but she is unable to make any larger purchases for her apartment. Matilda is therefore seeking another loan in order to buy a television, furniture, and a radio for her home. Matilda's dream is to one day build her own house.


Matilda will share this loan with her loan group Umoja Charambe, which is made up of sixteen members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for repaying the loan.


In the picture, Matilda can be seen first on the left in the front row, wearing brown and white.

In this group: Matilda, Renatus, Abdulshakul, Rashid, Husna*, Omary, Mary, Maria, Mlokozi*, Zakhia, Wahabu, Albeth, Godwin, Abubakar, Mariam , Charles*
*not pictured



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