A loan of $2,175 helped a member to buy more wood for his carpentry business.

Trust Group's story

Joktan is a member of the Trust Group. He is a carpenter and has been making a variety of types of furniture since 1989. He works from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and is able to make a good profit each month.

Joktan is in his early forties. He and his wife have four children, all of whom are enrolled in school.

This will be Joktan's tenth loan request from Tujijenge Tanzania. With the previous loans, all of which he has repaid successfully, he has bought larger quantities of wood and has made larger quantities of furniture, which he has then been able to sell to more clients. With the profit made, Joktan bought a plot of land, where he started building a house for the family. He also paid school fees and maintained home expenses.

He will use this loan to buy more wood for his carpentry business. He dreams of finishing the construction of his house.

He will share this loan with his loan group "Trust," which totals nine members who will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Joktan, Esther, Elizabeth, Elias, Fatuma, Somoe, Mathias, Edwin, Emanuel

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