A loan of $3,975 helped a member to buy more sacks of charcoal.

Ruvuma Group's story

Joyce A. is in her early thirties. She is married with twin boys who attend school. She has two businesses, selling charcoal and fruits and vegetables. She works from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. daily and is able to make a small monthly profit.

This will be Joyce's 2nd loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loan to increase her fruits and vegetables and to start the charcoal business. She has successfully repaid the loan. She hopes for a new loan to increase her charcoal business by buying more sacks of charcoal. Her dream is to one day enroll her twins in good schools and to build her own house.

Joyce will share this loan with her loan group "Ruvuma" which has a total of 19 members, who will hold each other accountable in paying back their loans. In the picture, Joyce is in front, second from left in a white blouse.

In this group: Joyce, Stela, Hapy, Shufaa, Daniel*, Sijaviona, Mwajuma*, Hadija, Habiba, Asha, Yusufu, Dora, Selina, Hamis, Paulo, Paulo, Sauda, Zainab, Aisha
*not pictured

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