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Usalama Group
In this Group: Kizito, Doreen*, George, Seiphrosa, Rose*, Eliza, Naomi, Huruma, Joyce D. *, Siajabu, Simon, Dorcas, Asha, Sadoak, Leolo
* not pictured
Kizito Mahunidi is in his mid-thirties and is single. He has been running a sewing business since 2000. He specializes in sewing garments into traditional Tanzanian clothing. The shop is open from 7:00 am to 8:30 pm and earns Kizito a good monthly profit.

This will be Kizito's second loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. Kizito used his first loan to increase supplies of material such as thread and garments, a loan which he has successfully repaid. Kizito will use his second loan to once again increase stocks as he is meeting an increasing demand for his products. Kizito's dream is to one day open a big shop from which he can both produce and sell his products.

Kizito will share this loan with his loan group Usalama, which totals 16 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for repaying the loans.

In the picture, Kizito is the first on the left wearing a white shirt with a blue mark.

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
  • 43
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,902,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,502.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Usalama Group's $5,000 loan helped a member increase her stock of garments.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 26, 2010
Nov 2, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 24, 2011