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A loan of $5,075 helped a member to buy more foods and charcoal to resell.

Compressor Group's story

Nasra, from Tujijenge, Tanzania, was born in the early 1970s and has one son and one daughter who are in school.

For six years now, Nasra has been running different activities: a shop selling dry food, selling charcoal and also offering tap-water service. She is doing fine with her businesses. Nasra works from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and is able to make a good profit per month.

This is her sixth loan request. She will use it to buy more foods and charcoal to resell. With the previous loans, she bought more shop foods, charcoal, a fridge and one tank for water storage. She used her profit to cover school fees and home expenses and to buy a house fridge. Nasra dreams that one day will be able to own a hardware store and build a house.

She will share this loan with her loan group, "Compressor," which consist of 13 members. The members of this group will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Nasra, Catherine, Zaitun, Magreth, Gaudincia, Anna, Sarah, Latifa, Mwanahamis, Khadija, Janny, Ester, Salome

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