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PENDO, age 27, was a kindergarten teacher until she had her second child 9 months ago. Seeing that her teacher’s salary would not be enough to support her household, which includes her younger sister, 2 children, and an assistant, she left teaching and began selling merchandise door-to-door. She sells new handbags, shoes, bed sheets, and fabrics, and makes about $10-$14 a day from this trade. From the profits, she opened a small snack shop 3 months ago and now hires a shop assistant so that she can continue selling door-to-door. The shop brings in a profit of around $3-$5 a day. With her savings and a new loan, Pendo hopes to open a new business, a café.

Pendo belongs to the group Dhahabu (Swahili for “gold”), which consists of 36 other members who keep each other accountable and insure one another in paying back their loans.

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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.

About Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 40
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,306,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,149.7
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Pendo to open a café.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 22, 2007
Nov 8, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 7, 2008