A loan of $725 helped a member to buy more charcoal for her business.


Mariam's Kichangani Group's story

Mariam is a 43 year old married woman with 3 children, ages 12, 7 and 5 years old. She and her husband also take care of 3 other children, ages 12, 7 and 5 years old. Mariam owns a small store of charcoal, which she started in 1998. She works at her store everyday from 8am to 8pm and can earn a monthly profit of about $240 from her sales.


She now hopes for a loan to buy more charcoal for her business. She will share this loan with her subgroup members Grace and Zaituni, who have businesses dealing in cloth sales and a small food market.

In this group: Mariam, Grace, Zaituni


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