A loan of $3,575 helped a member to buy more sacks of charcoal and to take care of his wife.


Lisbon Group's story

Masudi, who is in his late 20s, is married. He has been running a charcoal business for one and a half years now. He works from 7 a.m to 6 p.m. daily and is able to make a good monthly profit.

This will be his 3rd loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. He used the previous loans to increase the charcoal business and for household expenses and has repaid all his loans successfully. He wants a loan to buy more sacks of charcoal and to take care of his wife. His dream is to one day be able to buy clothes and take them to Kenya.

He will share this loan with his loan group, "Lisbon", which has a total of 19 members who will hold each other accountable in paying back their loans.

In this group: Masudi, Mwashamba, Asia, Hola, Saidi, Dogo, Ziada, Asia, Tuwa, Semeni, Siri, Zena, Chiku, Tausi, Haruni*, Amina, Mariamu*, Zubeda, Fatuma
*not pictured



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