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Hondohondo Group
In this Group: Theresia, Mwajabu*, Mwanaheri, Shabani, Salma, Asia, Anna*, Daudi, Georgina, Shuwea, Salma, Tatu, Anna*, Sofia, Hamis, Rose
* not pictured
Theresia D. who is in her early 50s is a widow with four grown children. She has been running a business selling fruits, vegetable and powdered soap since 2005. She works from 6:00am to 6:00pm daily and is able to make a fair monthly profit.

This will be Theresia's fifth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to start selling soap and to increase her stock of fruits and vegetables. She has paid back her loans successfully. She hopes for a loan to start selling cosmetics and skin tights for ladies. Her dream is to one day open a ladies clothes shop.

Theresia will share this loan with her loan group "Hondohondo", 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, Theresia is the first one on the right in the front row.

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
  • 38
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,304,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,522.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Hondohondo Group's $4,050 loan helped a member to start selling cosmetics and tights for ladies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 11, 2011
May 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 22, 2011