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Kizota Group
In this Group: Tatu, Eva, Mwanahamis*, Catheline, Maua, Asia*, Musa, Ereneo, Riziki, Jane, Saidi, Aisha, Husna, Zabibu, Halima
* not pictured
Tatu S., who is in her late thirties, is married with two children. She has been running a business of selling ladies clothes and handbags for three years. She sells her products from door to door. She works from 9.00am to 4.00pm (7 hours only) and is able to make a fair monthly profit.

This will be Tatu's fourth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to buy bedsheets, hand bags, face creams and food at a local place. She has paid back all her loans sucessfully. She hopes for a loan to buy more bags and she will start selling charcoal.

Tatu will share this loan with her loan group "Kizota", which has a total of 15 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable in paying back their loans.

In the picture, Tatu is second from the right, in the first 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

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 14
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,466,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,495.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kizota Group's $2,650 loan helped a member to start selling charcoal and also buy more bags.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 21, 2011
Listed
Mar 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 15, 2011