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Total loan: $525
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Fatma's Tusongembele Group

Tanzania
Zanzibar, Tanzania / Charcoal Sales

A loan of $525 helped a member to buy more firewood and charcoal to increase her stock.


Fatma's Tusongembele Group's story

Fatma is 27 years old. Her husband has passed away, leaving her with 3 children, aged 11, 14, and 15. Fatma entered the charcoal and cake industry in 2006. She begins work everyday at 6 AM and ends at 6 PM, and earns around $20 a month in profits from her business.

In the past, Fatma has successfully completed one loan from BRAC Tanzania. She used the money to expand her business, and she would like to continue to do so. She will also share her loan with her subgroup members, who have businesses in food, charcoal, and firewood sales.

In this group: Fatma, Mwajuma, Siti
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Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Disbursed date: September 11, 2008

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Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Disbursed date: September 11, 2008