A loan of $4,100 helped a member to buy more sacks of charcoal.


Mchicha Group's story

Mariam, who is in her mid 30s, is married, with five children and one orphan. One of her children is still in school and the orphan also goes to school. Mariam has been running two businesses, selling charcoal and fabrics, which she sells door-to-door. She works from 9.00 AM to 6.30 PM daily and is able to make a good monthly profit. This will Mariam's first loan from Tujijenge Tanzania which she wants to use for buying more sacks of charcoal. Mariam's dream is to one day be able to expand her business. Mariam will share this loan with her loan group, "Mchicha Group," with 12 members who will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Mariam, Hassani, Mariam, Mohamed, Johari, Fatuma, Jumbe, Zuwena, Issa, Ramadhani, Julieth, Amina
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