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Tutafika Group
In this Group: Charles, Issa, Saida*, Palhil, Isah, Makame, Pendo, Fatuma, Asha, Khalfan, Hadija, Juma, Hamad, Amina, Mdache
* not pictured
Charles P., age 42, is married with three children, ages 15, 13 and 9. He has a tailoring business which he started in 1995. He also sells clothes in his tailoring shop. He works daily from 9.30 a.m. until 8 p.m. He is able to earn a monthly profit of around $138.

This will be Charles’s first loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. He wants to use this loan to increase capital and to buy a sewing machine.

Charles will share this loan with his loan group, Tutafika, which has 15 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable in paying back their loans. In the picture, Charles is first from the left in the second row.

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
  • 41
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,890,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,308.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tutafika Group's $1,850 loan helped a member increase capital and buy a sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 22, 2009
Jul 3, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2009