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Mkolemba Group
In this Group: Selina , Joina, Asha, Asia, Irene, Maria, Zomulda, Esta*, Albima, Pendo, Retima, Rhobi, Asnath, Agnes, Mary, Zaina, Flora, Maria*, Lilian
* not pictured
Meet Selina J. and the Mkolemba Group. Selina, aged 34, is married with six children. She has had a general store for two years now. She works from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and is able to make a monthly profit of about $68.

This will be Selina’s fourth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to build her small house and has paid them back successfully. She now wants a loan to buy rice, sugar and flour for her store.

Selina will share this loan with her loan group Mkolemba, which totals 19 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable in paying back the loan.

In the photo, Selina is first on the right in the back row, wearing a black shirt.

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

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 16
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,466,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,460.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mkolemba Group's $2,250 loan helped a member to buy rice, sugar and flour to sell in her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 23, 2010
Listed
Jul 2, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 15, 2010