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Mikumi Group
In this Group: Sia, Rashid, Amanzi, Pili, Waileth, Sikujua*, Grace , Neema, Fadhila, Sophia, Stella, Agness, Tumpa, Anjelina, Elisia
* not pictured
Sia J., age 27, is married with one daughter who is six years old. Sia has a food business which she started in 2003. She works from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. She is able to earn a monthly profit of around $148.

This will be Sia’s fourth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to start selling clothes and cosmetics, the business she does on Sundays. She also located a place to sell her food in Mwenge which is just out of the city centre. She has had these businesses since 2003 and has paid back her loans successfully. She wants to use the new loan to increase her food stock and to buy more fabrics and cosmetics.

Sia will share this loan with her group, Mikumi. The group has 15 members, who do carpentry and food vending, sell eggs and chips (French fries), clothes, vegetables, cosmetics and music. They hold each other accountable in paying back their loans. In the picture, Sia is standing on the left, second row, in a flowered dress.

Additional Information

About Tujijenge Tanzania

This loan is administered by Tujijenge Tanzania, which was founded in 2006. It has operations in Dar es Salaam, the coastal region, and the Lake Victoria region. The organization aims to reach out to micro entrepreneurs and provide them with financial and social intermediation services because capital is one of the major barriers to development and success for micro-enterprise initiatives in Tanzania.

For more information on Tujijenge Tanzania, please visit its partner page, or join its lending team.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 45
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,319,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,332.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mikumi Group's $3,075 loan helped a member to increase her food stock and buy more fabrics and cosmetics to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 14, 2009
Apr 16, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009