A loan of $2,800 helped a member to buy more sacks of charcoal and clothes to resell.


Gongo La Mboto 1 Group's story

Sabrina, who is in her late 30s is married and has three children. One of her children is still at school, one is a grown up and the last one is still young. Sabrina has been running two businesses, selling charcoal and new clothes, for six years now. She works from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm daily and is able to make a small monthly profit. This will be Sabrina's 3rd loan from Tanzania. She used the previous loans to increase on the charcoal stock and bought more clothes for selling door to door. She is happy with the loan. She has managed to pay back all of her loans successfully. She used the profits to pay school fees and bought more clothes to resell. She also helped her husband to cover household expenses. She will use this loan to buy more sacks of charcoal and clothes to resell. She dreams of owing a pharmacy. Sabrina will share this loan with her loan group, Gongo La Mboto 1, which has seven members. Each member will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Sabrina, Ndevalonge, Jeska, Husseini, Khamisi, Felista, Kuruthum
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