A loan of $3,850 helped a member to increase salon equipment and buy more sacks of charcoal.


Mchakato Group's story

Happy C. is in her late thirtes and is a widow with four children. She has two business, selling charcoal and a beauty salon, which she has owned since 2007. She works from 6.00am to 9.00pm daily and is able to make a fair monthly profit.

This will be Happy's eighth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to increase the salon's equipment and start selling charcoal, household expenses and school fees. She has paid back all her loans successfully. She hopes for a loan to increase the salon equipments and to buy more sacks of charcoal.

Happy will share this loan with her loan group "Mchakato" which has a total of 16 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable in paying back their loans.

In the picture, Happy is second from left 1st row.

In this group: Happy, Rehema, Yunita, Jane, Mgeni, Gido, Bakari, Selina, Mariam, Minael, Agnes, Neema, Awami, Anna, Mary, Jumanne*
*not pictured



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