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Tupo Juu Group
In this Group: Elizabeth, Salma, Mariam, Habiba, Rukia, Kabwe, Maria, Mariam, Zuhura, Jamira, Maulid, Mwanahasima, Mwanamvua, Zainabu, Salma, Nura, Msafiri, Rehema*, Frida
* not pictured
Elizabeth N. is in her mid-forties and is married with two children. She will share this loan with her loan group, Tupo Juu, which totals nineteen members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for repaying the loan. Elizabeth has been running a charcoal business since 2008. The business is open between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. and earns Elizabeth a low monthly profit.

A Mothisha 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. Elizabeth used her previous loan to increase her stock in charcoal. This loan has now been successfully repaid. This will be Elizabeth's second Mothisha loan with Tujijenge Tanzania. Elizabeth aims to use this loan to once again increase her stock in charcoal in order to meet rising demand.

In the photograph, Elizabeth can be seen in the first row, second from the left.

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
  • 45
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,890,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,498.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tupo Juu Group's $3,825 loan helped a member to increase her stock of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 1, 2010
Nov 3, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2011