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Elephant Group
In this Group: John, Thecla, Tatu, Hadia*, Magoso, Seleman, Saumu*, Habiba, Angelina, Apaisana, Siaba, Yoranda, Hadja*, Rehema, Zainabu, Amina, Elizabeth, Zuhura, Getruda, Ashrey, Masha
* not pictured
J. M., who is in his early twenties, is married. He has been running chicken, fruit and vegetable businesses for one year. He works from 10:00am to 9:00pm daily and is able to make a fair monthly profit.

This will be J.'s second loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. He used the previous loan to start the fruit and vegetable business and has paid back his loan successfully. He hopes for a loan to buy more chicks for his chicken business. His dream is to one day build his own house.

J. will share this loan with his loan group "Elephant", which has a total of 21 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable in paying back their loans.

In the picture J. is in the back, holding a baby.

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

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 11
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,089,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,505.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Elephant Group's $3,175 loan helped a member to buy more chicks to raise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 7, 2011
Mar 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011