A loan of $5,250 helped a member to buy sacks of charcoal to offer for sale.

Mshikamano Group's story

Beatrice is a charcoal vendor. She is in her forties, and she and her husband have four children, all enrolled in school. She has been running her business for three years and reports that both her family and her business are doing well. She works from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and is able to earn a fair profit each month.

Beatrice is requesting her first loan from Kiva's field partner Tujijenge Tanzania. She will use her loan funds to buy more sacks of charcoal to offer for sale. This will allow her to meet the current demand as well as to increase her income. Her dream is eventually to be able to expand her business.

She will share this loan with her loan group "Mshikamano," which totals 16 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Beatrice, Moza, Subira, Chiku, Jamila, Tatu, Christina, Maimuna, Aisha, Sophia, Mwajuma, Mwanaisha, Samweli, Nsia, Zaina, Advela
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