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Mara Group
In this Group: Rahma, Azama, Amina, Alapesi, Asanati, Christina, Felistar, Jamila, Feresi, Nadia, Hija, Rose, Deo, Mwasiti, Ibad
Rahma M., age 28, is single with one daughter who is three years old. She has a beauty salon that she started three years ago. She works from 10am to 7pm daily, and she is able to earn a monthly profit of about $113.

This will be Rahma’s third loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to expand her salon and started selling clothes and bed sheets, which she sells from door to door. She has paid the loans back successfully. She now hopes for a new loan to expand both businesses.

Rahma will share this loan with her loan group, Mara, which totals 15 members. These members hold each other accountable in paying back their loans. In the picture, Rahma is first on the right, back row, in a red t-shirt.

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
  • $14,890,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,310.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mara Group's $2,000 loan helped a member to expand the salon and clothing sale businesses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 6, 2009
Aug 7, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009