This is Dafrosa N. and the Nigeria loan group. Dafrosa is 42 years old, married, and has three children. Her son is the eldest at 21 years old, and her daughters are 17 and 10. All three of them are in school.
Dafrosa is a butcher by trade, and has been in the business since 2007. Her butcher shop opens at 7 a.m. every day, and closes whenever she runs out of meat or the stream of customers has ended. She estimates that she makes about 240,000 Tanzanian shillings per month, or about $180 dollars.
This will be Dafrosa's first loan from Tujijenge. She will use it to purchase more beef ("nyama ya ng'ombe" in Kiswahili), and a refrigerator that will help her preserve meat for longer and therefore reduce the amount she has to throw away. She hopes this will help her increase her profits.
In the photo, Dafrosa is standing in the back row on the left wearing a pink scarf. She is shown with the other members of her group, most of whom are food vendors in nearby markets. The Nigeria loan group thanks you for your support!
About Tujijenge TanzaniaThis 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.
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