A loan of $3,175 helped a member to buy wood to make furniture.

Mzinga Group's story

Ismail, who is in his late 40s, is married and has two children who are going to school. He has been operating a furniture-mart since 1980. He works from 8 am to 7pm daily and is able to make a good monthly profit.

This will be his 1st loan from Tujijenge Tanzania, which he wants to use to buy more wood to make more furniture. His dream is to one day be able to buy a machine to cut and plane wood.

He will share this loan with his loan group "Mzinga", which has a total of 14 members who will hold each other accountable for paying back their loans.

In this group: Ismail, Hatibu, Ashura , Zena, Francis*, Fatuma, Upendo , Ratibu, Mwanahamis, Asha*, Pendo, Hamidu, Bimwana, Ally
*not pictured

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