A loan of $4,425 helped a member to pay her children's school fees and to increase her inventories of coal and clothes.

Changamkeni Group's story

Eva Makidadi, age 45, is married with five children (ages 28, 24, 21, 14 and 8). She has businesses selling charcoal and clothes. She started these businesses 20 years ago and works daily from 6am until 8pm. She is able to earn a monthly profit of around $285.

This will be Eva's third loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to build one room and to pay school fees and she has repaid the loans successfully. She now hopes for a third loan to pay school fees and to increase stock in both businesses.

Eva will share this loan with her loan group, Changamukeni, which totals 16 members. The members of the group hold each other accountable in paying back their loans. In the picture, Eva is third from left standing.

In this group: Eva, Toseaiwe, Adelina, Amina, Anwa, Getruda, Gema, Pascal, Nkamleka, Jonne*, Akwilina, Anna, Joyce, Kuruthumu, William, James
*not pictured

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