A loan of $2,125 helped a member to buy charcoal and sarongs to sell door-to-door.

Siwema's Azimio Kichemchem Group's story

Siwema, age 26, is married with 4 children (ages 19, 9, 6, and 2). She has a charcoal business and also sells sarongs from door-to-door. She started this work 3 years ago and sells charcoal and sarongs from 7am to noon daily. In a month, she makes a profit of about $70.

In the past, Siwema has taken 3 loans to increase the stock for her business. She now hopes for a new loan to buy more charcoal and sarongs to sell. She will share this loan with her subgroup, who have businesses dealing in brick production, charcoal, cement, and general items sales.

In the picture, Siwema is standing first on the left.

This is a group loan. The loan funds will be distributed among the group members, each of whom will invest in her own business. The members mutually guarantee one another's loans. If one member does not repay, the other members are responsible.

In this group: Siwema, Veronica, Fatuma, Asha, Rehema, Rehema

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