A loan of $1,800 helped a member to buy more sacks of charcoal to sell.

Canter Group's story

Fatuma, who is in her late 20s, is married with one pair of twins who go to school. She has had a business selling charcoal at a place called Mbezi for two years now. She works from 7am to 6pm daily and is able to make a fair monthly profit.

This will be Fatuma's second loan from Kiva partner, Tujijenge Tanzania. She used her previous loan to buy land, increase her charcoal stock and pay household expenses. She paid back that loan successfully.

Fatuma now hopes for a loan to buy more sacks of charcoal to sell. She will share this loan with her loan group "Canter", which has a total of 15 members who will hold each other accountable in paying back their loans. Fatuma's dream is to one day have an individual loan.

In this group: Fatuma, Salma, Pelagia, Pundensiana, Mariam*, Octavian, Catherlyna, Asha, Azama, Doreen, Agness, Amwa, Hawa, Jayce, Halima
*not pictured

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