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Sigara Group
In this Group: Gidion, Flora, Modesta, Sara, Christian, Amina, Sakina, Halima, Doris, Asia , Salma, Rehewa, Jamila, Amina, Asia
Gidion E., age 23, is single, but he cares for his younger brother who is 21 and his older brother’s son who is 18.

Gidion sells new clothes in a market in the Mbezi area of Dar es Salaam. He has a small shop and also sells from door to door. He started this business three years ago and works daily from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. He is able to make a monthly profit of $229.

This will be Gidion’s 1st loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. He hopes to buy more clothes with the loan in order to increase his profits.

Gidion will share this loan with his loan group, Sigara, which totals fifteen members. In the photo, Gidion is first on the right in the back 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
  • 58
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,060,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,305.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sigara Group's $2,275 loan helped a member to buy more clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 6, 2009
Oct 7, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010