A loan of $5,325 helped a member to purchase additional charcoal.

Songa Group's story

Fatuma, who is in her late 30s, is married with four children. Her children go to school.

She has been selling charcoal for six years now. She explains that she works from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm daily, and is able to make a small monthly profit.

This would be her tenth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans, all of which she successfully repaid, to pay for her children's school fees, household expenses, a plot of land, and additional sacks of charcoal. She is seeking this loan to buy more sacks of charcoal. Her dream is to one day be able to build her own house.

She will share this loan with her loan group, named "Songa." The group is made up of 15 members, who will hold each other accountable for paying back their loans.

In this group: Fatuma, Rechel, Shani, Zuena, Happyness*, Theresia, Kwangu, Rasia, Rose, Hidaya*, Anna, Edwini, Catherine*, Kuruthum, Azora
*not pictured

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