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Maelewano Zomboko Group
In this Group: Arafa, Hadija, Hadija, Pamil, Asha, Elina, Doris*, Amina, Mohamed, Fatuma, Leah, Blus, Hamida, Cherestina, Saida, Alex
* not pictured
Arafa S. is in her early sixties and is married with four children and grandchildren. She has been selling vegetables for many years. She works from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm daily and is able to make a good monthly profit.

This will be Arafa's 3rd loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to build her small house and has paid back her loans successfully. She hopes for a loan to buy more coconuts and vegetables to sell. Her dream is to one day finish her house.

Arafa will share this loan with her loan group, "Maelewano Zomboko", 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 Arafa is 1st on the left, covering herself with a yellow sarong.

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
  • 12
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,099,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,507.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Maelewano Zomboko Group's $4,800 loan helped a member to buy more vegetables and coconuts to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 18, 2011
Apr 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 22, 2011