A loan of $2,750 helped a member to buy more sacks of charcoal.

Mwale Group's story

Halima, who is in her early 50s, is married with two adult children and two grandchildren who go to school. She has had a charcoal store since 1998. She works from 6am to 7pm daily and is able to make a small monthly profit.

This will be her seventh loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to buy land, to make bricks for building her house, for school fees and household expenses and has paid back all of her loans successfully. She hopes for a loan to buy more sacks of charcoal.

She will share this loan with her loan group "Mwale" which has a total of 15 members who will hold each other accountable in paying back their loans.

In this group: Halima, Husna, Asma, Mwanahamis, Ashura, Rehema*, Salma, Amiuna, Hidaya, Mshamu, Bahati, Habiba, Mwanaheri, Isabela, Halima
*not pictured

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