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Simba Group
In this Group: Modesta, Mary, Florida, Zuhura, Tumaini, Aulelia*, Asia, Monica, Elina, Sharifa*, Sara, Rosemary, Jonas, Angela, Prosper*
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Modesta W. is in her early thirties and married with three children who are still at school. She has a second clothing and shoes business which she has been selling door to door for two years. She works from 8.00am to 4pm daily and is able to make a small monthly profit.

This will be Modesta's 1st loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She hopes for a loan to buy more second hand clothes and shoes. Her dream is to one day build her own house.

Modesta will share this loan with her loan group "Simba" which has a total of 15 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable is paying back their loans.

In the picture Modesta is in centre with a white blouse.

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
  • 18
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,218,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,505.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Simba Group's $2,925 loan helped a member to buy more second hand clothes and shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 14, 2011
Apr 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011