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Mti Mrefu Group
In this Group: Mary, Regina, Doris, Hamida, Sharifa, Musal, Charles, Cosvsolata, Swalfa, Asha
Mary C., who is in her early forties, is married with three children who are in school. She has operated a pharmacy shop since 2008. She works from 8am to 8 pm daily and she is able to make a monthly profit of about US$ 197.

This will be Mary’s 1st "motisha" loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. A "motisha" loan is a product offered by Tujijenge Tanzania that allows borrowers with good credit ratings to pay back their original loans faster and receive extra money before their original loan term has ended. She will use this loan to buy more medicines. Her dream is to start selling medicines at wholesale prices.

Mary will share this loan with her loan group, Mti Mrefu, which has 10 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable in paying back the loan.

In the picture Mary is wearing green and black.

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
  • 42
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,890,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,523.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mti Mrefu Group's $1,400 loan helped a member to buy more medicines for her pharmacy.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 19, 2010
Sep 4, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011