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Mawimbi Group
In this Group: Nassor, Lidawa, Swamu, Salama, Grace, Mariamu, Maimuna, Mariamu, Zainabu, Zuhura, Fatuma, Ramadhani, Ali , Rehema, Rehema, Maneno
Nassor R., age 39, is married with three children who are 16, 14, and 11. All three of his children are in school. Nassor owns a charcoal business that he opened earlier this year. The business operates from 7 am until 8 pm every day. Currently, his business makes a profit of about US$ 20 a day, which he uses to pay school fees for his children.

This will be Nassor's first loan from Tujijenge. With the money, he will buy more charcoal to increase his stocks. He will sell this charcoal from his home to both retail and wholesale customers.

Nassor will share this loan with the members of his group, Mawimbi, which means "clouds" in Kiswahili. Most of the sixteen group members are food vendors; one is a fisherman, one sells juice, and another sells soap. They will hold each other accountable for paying back their loans, and meet once a week to make repayments, discuss their businesses, and share advice. In the picture, Nassor is second from the left (crouching down).

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
  • 42
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,902,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,317.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mawimbi Group's $3,000 loan helped a member charcoal to increase stock of business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2009
Oct 24, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010