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Masasi Group
In this Group: Fatuma, Fatuma, Rukia, Zeti, Hassani, Kuruthum, Said, Salama, Hadija, Zuena*, Abdallah, Abubakar, Said*, Said*, Fatuma
* not pictured
Fatuma K., age 32, is married with one child of 8 years. She has a food business since 2006. She works from 5am to 4pm and she is able to make a monthly profit of about $87.

This will be Fatuma’s 3rd loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to increase on quantity and improve on quality and she has paid back the loan successfully. She hopes for a loan to increase on food business and also start selling charcoal.

Fatuma will share this loan with her loan Group Masasi which totals 15 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable in paying back the loan.

In the picture, Fatuma is 4th from left in black and white blouse second 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
  • 60
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,061,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,370.3
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Masasi Group's $2,525 loan helped a member to increase on food business and also start selling charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 21, 2010
May 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2010