A loan of $1,450 helped a member to buy a hairdryer and sacks of charcoal to meet her customers' demand.


Mpunga Group's story

Fatuma, who is in her early 40s, is single with three children and only one is still at school. She has been running two projects, selling charcoal and plaiting her customers' hair. She works from 7 am selling charcoal outside her house and during the day, customers come to plait their hair in her house as well. She is able to make a good monthly profit.

This will be Fatuma's 12th loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to pay school fees, covered household expenses, built her house, bought a TV set, deck, a bed, a mattress, a kitchen cupboard and a wardrobe. She is really happy with the loan and appreciates Kiva for their support. She will use this loan to buy a hairdryer and sacks of charcoal to meet her customers' demand. She dreams of opening a salon, and that is why she is buying a hairdryer, ready for a salon.

Fatuma will share this loan with her loan group "MPUNGA" which has three members who will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In this group: Fatuma, Halima, Zainab



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