A loan of $4,425 helped a member to make improvements to her fish stall.

Mcharuko Group's story

Stephania K., who is in her early fifties, is married and has two children. Stephania has been running a small fish business for the past eight years. Open between 08:00 am and 08:00 pm daily, the business earns her a low monthly profit.

This will be Stephania's fifth loan with Tujijenge Tanzania, her previous loans having been used to expand the business and make more capital available to buy additional fish when needed. These loans have all been repaid. With her fifth loan, Stephania aims to make improvements to her stall, which is not in very good condition at the moment. Stephania's dream is to one day build herself her own house.

Stephania will share this loan with her loan group Mcharuko. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for repaying the loans.

In the picture, Stephania is in front in a black dress.

In this group: Stephania, Zainabu*, Hamad, Mariam, Zuhura, Salome, Felista, Ashura, Sikudhani, Susana, Zaituny, Rehema, Ibrahim, Mwanaheri, Aisha, Niku, Lucy
*not pictured

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