A loan of $3,200 helped a member to increase the charcoal stock for sale, plus purchase sacks of flour and cooking oil.

Canter Group's story

Hawa S. is in her mid-thirties and is married with three children. Hawa has been running a charcoal store since 2000. The store is open between 8:00 am to 9:00 pm and earns Hawa a fair monthly profit.

This will be Hawa's second loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. Hawa used her previous loan to increase her stock of charcoal and then started selling samosas. This loan has since been successfully repaid. With this loan, Hawa aims to increase her stock of charcoal and buy a sack of flour and cooking oil as well. Hawa's dream is to one day add another charcoal store.

Hawa will share this loan with her loan group, Canter, which totals 16 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for repaying the loans.

In the picture, Hawa can be seen first from right wearing a pink blouse and a colored headcover.

In this group: Hawa, Pelagia, Sophia, Salma, Teckla, Ashura, Eva, Rose, Catherine, Stella, Fatuma, Rispa*, Grace, Ramadhani, Halima, Mathayo
*not pictured

Loan details

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Loan details