A loan of $4,500 helped a member to buy more stones for making more stone quarries and to buy more scrappers to sell.


Bega Kwa Bega Group's story

Halima, who is in her early 50s, is married and has nine children. Three of them are still at school. She has been a stone quarrier and a buyer of scrappers for seven years now. She works from 6 a.m to 6 p.m daily and is able to make a good monthly profit.

This will be her third loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to start the business of buying and selling scrappers (scrappers are metal products which are not in use any more, like the left overs of the written-off cars, empty tins and things like old metal dust bins, which are melted into iron bars), paid school fees and household expenses. She has paid back her all her loans successfully. She wants a loan to buy more stones for making more stone quarries and to buy more scrappers to sell. Her dream is to to one day be able to build her own house (a stone quarry is when a big stone is extracted into small stones for building materials).

She will share this loan with her loan group, "Bega Kwa Bega," which has a total of 22 members who will hold each other accountable for paying oback their loans.

In this group: Halima, Ngeme, Masoud, Aziza, Said, Amina, Sophia, Amina, Rukia, Amina, Mnua, Alphonce, Faudhia, Ziada*, Euphrasia, Florensia, Joyce, Zainabu*, Zuhura, Mariam, Lucy, Semen
*not pictured



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