A loan of $3,375 helped a member increase his stock of charcoal.

Imarika Group's story

Mandela R., in black in the back row, is in his mid twenties and is married with one daughter. He has been running a charcoal business for the past four years. The business is open between 06:00 am and 06:00 pm and earns him a small monthly profit.

This will be Mandela's first loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. He aims to use the loan to expand his business, mainly by increasing his stock of charcoal to meet customer demand. He hopes this will increase his profit and make him the biggest charcoal seller in his part of the town, and to start selling wholesale.

Mandela will share this loan with his loan group Imarika, which has 16 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for repaying the loans.

In this group: Mandela, Fraterine, Salum*, Adam, Asha, Ester, David, Mlelwa, Hassan, Asia, Hamisi, Haji, Mustafa, Christina*, Anthony, Ester
*not pictured

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