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Malengo Group
In this Group: Mwanaenzi, Kornely, Beatrice*, Omary, Waziri, Imani, Sophia, Mery, Jackson, Omary, Mashaka*, Damiani, Ashura, Mwajuma, Mwajuma, Mfaume*, Saada
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Mwanaenzi, who is in her late 30s, is married with two children who go to school. For the past four years, she has been running two businesses: she is food vendor and she sells paraffin for fuel. Mwanaenzi works from six in the morning through six in the evening and is able to make a fair monthly profit. She is a member of the loan group “Malengo,” which has 17 members, who will hold each other accountable in paying back their loans.

Mwanaenzi is requesting a loan to increase her sock of paraffin. This will be her fourth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used her previous loans to buy land, pay school and household expenses, as well as to start selling paraffin. Mwanaenzi has successfully repaid all of her loans. Her dream is to one day be able to buy more land.

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
  • 8
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,096,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,565.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Malengo Group's $2,700 loan helped a member to incrase her stock of paraffin.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 21, 2011
Jul 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011