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Merikebu Group
In this Group: Eshi, Edina, Shaibu, Esther, Pili, Jumanne, Mayasa, Eliza, Amina, Renada*, Jabir, Salma, Binamzi, Gasper, Helimina, Sakina, Ramadhani
* not pictured
Eshi N., who is in her early fifties, is single with three children. She has been selling ladies clothes door to door as well as selling wheat to local brew businesses for four years. She works from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm daily and is able to make a fair monthly profit.

This will be Eshi's fouth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to buy more fabrics and sacks of wheat for the local brew and has paid back her loan successfully. She hopes for a loan to increase her business stock. Her dream is to one day build her own house and take her children to good schools.

Eshi will share this loan with her loan group "Merikebu", which has a total of 17 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable in paying back their loans.

In the picture, Eshi is first on the right in the front row.

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
  • 51
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,319,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,505.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Merikebu Group's $4,275 loan helped a member to increase her stock of clothes and wheat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2011
Mar 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012