A loan of $3,925 helped a member to start a new charcoal business in another place.

Africa One Group's story

Hamidu, who is in his late 20s, is married with one girl who is still young. For two years and six months, Hamidu has had a charcoal-selling business. He earns his income and supports his family through running this business. He works from 10am to 7pm daily, and he is able to make a good profit per month.

This will be Hamidu's third loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. He used the previous loans to increase his charcoal stock and cover household expenses. He bought a cupboard, a television and DVD player for his family, and he has paid back all his loans successfully. Now he wants a loan, which he will use to start a new charcoal business in another place. His dream is to one day be able to build a house.

Hamidu will share this loan with his loan group, Africa One, which totals 11 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Hamidu, Sola, Asha, Irene*, Yona, Fatuma, Cristian, Herieth, Esther, Rashid, Magdalena
*not pictured

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