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Tuwezeshane Group
In this Group: Jonathan, Thomas, Maka, Dastan, Prisca, Halima, Omary, Fahamu, Mgeni, Mohamedi, Rukia, Innocencia, Ally, Fatuma, Fatuma
Jonathan C., in his mid-thirties and a married father of three children who are still going to school, has been running a butcher business for 15 years now. He works from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm daily and is able to make a small monthly profit.

This will be Jonathan's fifth loan from Tujijenge, his repaid previous loans having been used to increase his meat stock and to start a cosmetics-selling business. He hopes for a loan to buy more meat and more cosmetcs and dreams of one day building his own house.

Jonathan will share this loan with his loan group "Tuwezeshane" which has a total of 15 members, who will hold each other accountable in paying back their loan portions.

In the picture Jonathan is the first person on the left front row in a dark blue shirt.

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
  • 56
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,027,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,510.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tuwezeshane Group's $3,425 loan helped a member to buy more meat and cosmetics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 9, 2011
May 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 22, 2011