A loan of $5,775 helped a member to buy food stock and sacks of charcoal.

Mlimani Group's story

Mgeni, who is in her late 50s, is a widow with three children, all of whom are grown up. She has been running two types of businesses for 17 years (selling charcoal and food vending). She works from 7 am until midnight daily and is able to make a good monthly profit.

This will be Mgeni's fourth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to start selling cooked food and to buy sacks of charcoal. She has paid back all her loans successfully. She used the profits to buy a TV set, a small refrigerator, cupboard, and mattress, started building her house and covered household expenses. She will use this loan to buy food stock and sacks of charcoal. Some of the charcoal will be used for cooking food and the other portion for selling. Her dream is to finish building her house.

Mgeni will share this loan with her loan group "Mlimani", which has twelve members who will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Mgeni, Iddi, Said, Khadija*, Rehema, Shilla, Sudy, Tabita, Georgia, Omary, Saidi, Husna
*not pictured

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