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Wastaarabu Group
In this Group: Saumu, Hidaya, Maria, Festo, Halima, Theresia, Salama, Halima, Amina, Zakia, Maimuna*, Frida, Butare, Pelegrin, Hamad
* not pictured
Saumu, who is in her late 30s is a widow with four children who go to school. She has had two businesses selling cooked food and bed sheets from door to door since 2005. She works from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and is able to make a small monthly profit.

This will be her seventh loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to start the bed sheets business, to increase her food business (which has expended tremendously) and for household expenses. She has paid back all her loans successfully. She hopes for a loan to buy madila (muslim type of dresses) and children clothes to sell during Ramadhan (the Muslim fasting period), which is coming next month. Her dream is to one day be able to build her own house.

She will share this loan with her loan group "Wastaarabu", which has a total of 15 members who will hold each other accountable in paying back their loans.

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
  • 39
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,304,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,565.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Wastaarabu Group's $4,050 loan helped a member to buy madila (muslim type of dresses) and children clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 19, 2011
Jul 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011