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Mshikamano Tegeta Group
In this Group: Maria, Peter, Sudi, Furaha, Rose*, Walter, Azizi, Witness, Joram, Maroa, Ahmed*, Julius*, Mwema, Ashura, Alice, Susan
* not pictured
Maria C. is in her early twenties and is married with one child. Maria has been running her own business with chickens that lay eggs for the past three years. The business is open daily between 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and earns Maria a moderate monthly profit.

This will be Maria's first loan with Tujijenge Tanzania. With this loan, Maria hopes to buy more chickens, as well as chicken feed. Maria's dream is to one day open a shop where she can sell food wholesale.

Maria will share this loan with her loan group, Mshikamano, that totals sixteen members. The members of the group will hold each other responsible for repaying the loan.

In the picture, Maria can be seen standing in the back row, third from the right.

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
  • 37
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,776,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,478.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mshikamano Tegeta Group's $4,775 loan helped a member to buy more chicks and chicken feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 11, 2010
Oct 12, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 24, 2011