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Tufaidi Group
In this Group: Elizabeth, Sakina, Mwanahamis, Eva, Asha, Maria, Winfrida, Judith, Angelina, Saida, Rebecca, Angela, Tausi, Maua, Kulwa, Christina, Zulfa, Agness, Hadija
Elizabeth B. is in her late thirties and married with four children who are still going to school. She has been running a pharmacy for three years and works from 8.00am to 10.00pm daily and is able to make a small monthly profit.

This will be Elizabeth's fifth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to increase the stock with whatever medicine was out. She has paid back her loans successfully. She hopes for a loan to buy more medicine. Her dream is to one day own a small dispensary as she is a qualified nurse.

Elizabeth will share this loan with her loan group "Tufaidi" which has a total of 19 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable is paying back their loans.

In the picture, Elizabeth is wearing a light blue dress in the middle.

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
  • 46
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,890,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,505.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tufaidi Group's $4,850 loan helped a member to buy more medicine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2011
Apr 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 22, 2011