A loan of $3,875 helped a member to increase stock by buying more sacks for charcoal storage.

Mchicha Group's story

Amina A., age 34, is divorced with three children, ages eight, five and three. She sells charcoal. She started this business two years ago and works daily from 6am until 7pm. She is able to earn a monthly profit of around $149.

This will be Amina’s second loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loan to increase her capital and repaid the loan successfully. She now hopes for a second loan to increase her stock by buying more sacks for charcoal storage.

Amina will share this loan with her loan group, Mchicha, which totals twenty members. The members of the group hold each other accountable in paying back their loans. In the picture, Amina is in a yellow dress at the top in the middle.

In this group: Amina, Sophia, Malkia, Siaba, Asha, Wilbert, Naamini, Swaumu, Haiba, Amina, Nuru, Yahaya, Moza, Fatuma, Shaila, Aisha, Hafsa, Upendo, Laila, Farida

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