A loan of $2,575 helped a member to buy more charcoal to sell.

Kimanga Group's story

Clementina J., who is in her late 50s, is married with six children. She has been running a charcoal business for four years now. She works from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm daily and is able to make a small monthly profit.

This will be Clementina's fourth motisha loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. A motisha 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. She hopes to obtain a loan to increase her business. She used the previous loans to increase her stock. She has paid back all her previous loans successfully. She hopes for a loan to buy more charcoal stock. Her dream is to one day open a clothing shop.

Clementina will share this loan with her loan group, Kimanga, which has a total of eight members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable in paying back their loans.

In the picture, Clementina is in the back row on the right in a cream dress.

In this group: Clementina, Marysia, Melda, Amina, Deodata, Blandina*, Grace, Jackline
*not pictured

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