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Crane Group
In this Group: Elizabeth, Stephano, Neema, Rehema, Juma, Rashid, Dominick, Salome, Shaban, Jamila, Sundy, Asha, Modest, Dorah, Abdallah, Rehema, Faraja, Mwadodo, Joseph, Esther, Zebida
Elizabeth A., who is in her early forties, is married and has a daughter of 17. She has a retail shop and has been selling different types of liquid soap since 2007. She works from 6am to 10pm daily and she is able to make a monthly profit of about US$ 53.

This will be Elizabeth’s 4th loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to open the retail shop and to purchase a small piece of land. She has successfully paid back her loan. She will use the current loan to build her house foundation.

Elizabeth will share this loan with her loan group, Crane, which totals 21 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable in paying back the loan.

In the picture, Elizabeth is in the front row holding her product in her hands.

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 39
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,306,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,523.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Crane Group's $4,325 loan helped a member to build a house foundation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 12, 2010
Sep 4, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011