A loan of $2,900 helped a member to buy sacks of charcoal.

Boresh Group's story

Zena, who is in her mid 50s, is married with seven children and three of them are still going to school. She has had a charcoal business for 15 years now. She works from six in the morning through six in the evening daily and is able to make a good monthly profit. Zena will share this loan with her loan group, Boresh, which has 15 members who will hold each other accountable for paying back their loans.

Zena is requesting her fifth loan from Tujijenge Tanzani to buy more sacks of charcoal. She used her previous loans to increase her charcoal stock, sell vitumbua (sweet fried rice cakes), and provide for her household expenses. She has successfully repaid all of her loans. Zena's dream is to one day be able to build her own house.

In this group: Zena, Edward, Joseph, Theresia, Rhobi, Neema, Zubeda, Ally, Fatuma*, Godian, Penina, Chacha, Nyambari, Bibianna, Joseph
*not pictured

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details