A loan of $4,375 helped a member to buy more sacks of charcoal and to buy 10 kilos of baking flour so she can make more chapati (flat bread) to sell.


Wastaarabu Group's story

Hidaya, who is in her early 30s, is married and has two children who go to school. She has been selling charcoal and chapati (flat bread) in the same place for two years now. She works from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily and is able to make a fair monthly profit. This will be Hidaya's ninth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to buy land, begin building her house, help her husband pay for household expenses and increase her charcoal stock. Additionally, she started making and selling chapati. She has paid back all her loans successfully. Hidaya requests a loan to buy more sacks of charcoal and to buy 10 kilos of baking flour so she can make more chapatis to sell. Her dream is to one day be able to finish building her own house. Hidaya will share this loan with her loan group "Wastaarabu" which has a total of 20 members who will hold each other accountable for paying back their loans.

In this group: Hidaya, Fatuma, Theresia, Maria, Festo, Pily, Sarah, Salama, Amina, Zakia, Zuhura, Heri, Mwanaid, Maimuna, Frida, Saumu, Cecilia, Mwajuma, Anna, Salum*
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