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Mfano Group
In this Group: Zainabu, Zainabu, Hamida, Halima, Rose, Neema, Hungwi, Mkunde, Martina, Fatuma, Rosta, Salome, Adelina, Stanley, Bartha*, Seleman, Tabu
* not pictured
Zainabu C., 45, is married with three children aged 22, 17 and 13. She has had a clothes shop for six years where she works from 6.30 am to 6pm daily, earning a monthly profit of about $104. This will be Zainabu’s first loan from Tujijenge, Tanzania. With it she hopes to open a general store. Zainabu will share the loan with her 17-member loan group, Mfano. The members of the group will hold each other accountable in paying back the loan. Zainabu is second from the left in the first row, wearing a green dress.

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
  • 38
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,888,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,344.8
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mfano Group's $3,650 loan helped a member to buy more clothing for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 16, 2010
Mar 17, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2010