A loan of $3,675 helped a member to buy more sacks of charcoal to resell.

Mtaji Wa Masikini Group's story

Baraka, who is in his mid 30's, is a married father of four children, only two of whom are old enough to attend school. He has been running his charcoal business since 2006. Working from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, he is able to make a very good monthly profit.

Now requesting his 11th loan from Tujijenge Tanzania to buy more sacks of charcoal to resell, Baraka used his previous loans, all since repaid, to build a house, buy a TV, a radio, a plot of land, and a computer, and to meet household expenses. His dream is to one day improve his business by buying even more sacks of charcoal.

Baraka will share this loan with his loan group "Mtaji wa Masikini" which has a total of nine members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back their loan.

In this group: Baraka, Nicholaus, Masumbuko, Seleman, Aloyce, Alquine, Aidan, Selemani, Joseph
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