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Ufunuo Group
In this Group: Amina, Asha, Amina, Dinah*, Mwanahamis, Faidha*, Halima, Hayubu, Ahamedi, Suzan, Anitha, Ramadhan, Eizabeth, Asha , Mwashamba, Rahima, Hadija, Aziza, Jacki*
* not pictured
Amina R., age 48, is married with three children, ages 29, 24 and 12 years old. She has had a charcoal business since 2001. She works from 6 am to 8 pm daily and she is able to earn a monthly profit of about $104.

This will be Amina’s 2nd loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the first loan to increase her charcoal stock. She hopes for a new loan to go to the forest herself and collect the charcoal of her choice.

Amina will share this loan with her loan group, Ufunuo, which totals 19 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable in paying back the loan. In the picture, Amina is behind in a red 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
  • 47
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,319,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,358.8
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Ufunuo Group's $4,575 loan helped a member to start going into the forest and collecting the charcoal herself.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2010
Apr 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2010