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Valentine Group
In this Group: Susan, Ashery*, Thomas, Heri, Agnes*, Marko, Prisca, Susana, Monica, Mrisho, Tabasamu, Shani, Catherin, Theresia, Alice, Halima
* not pictured
Susan K., who is in her late thirties, is married with two children. She sells fabrics and sarongs door to door, and ice cubes at a place called Mwenge some kilometers from the city centre. She has been in this business for 6 months and works from 8.00am to 6.00pm daily. She is able to make a small monthly profit.

This will be Susan's second loan from Tujenge Tanzania. She used the previous loan to buy more fabrics and sarongs and has repaid her loan successfully. She hopes for a loan to further increase the stock in her business.

Susan will share this loan with her loan group, "Valentine", which has a total of 16 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable in paying back their loans.

In the picture, Susan is wearing a white blouse, 1st on 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
  • 44
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,319,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,495.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Valentine Group's $4,225 loan helped a member to increase stock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2011
Mar 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011