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Vestline Group
In this Group: Furaha, Sophia, Rhoda, Abdalah*, Zaituni*, Ladislaus, Simon, Yahaya, Hamisi, Gasper, Shukuru, Christina, Angela, Mariam, Mussa
* not pictured
Furaha, who is in her mid-30s, is married with three children who all go to school. Since 1990, she has been a food vendor and has also sold powdered soap for the past four years. Furaha works from five in the morning through four in the evening every day and is able to make a small monthly profit.

Furaha is requesting her sixth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania to buy food items and wholesale powdered soap. She used some of her previous loans to start selling powdered soap: she buys the soap wholesale and then packs it into small packets that she sells door-to-door in the evenings. Furaha has also used her loans to expand her food business and pay school fees and household expenses. She has successfully repaid all of her previous loans.

Furaha will share this loan with her loan group "Vestline" which has a total of 15 members who will hold each other accountable in paying back their loans. Her dream is to one day be able to buy a Bajaji (motorcycle) to help with transport for her business.

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
  • 45
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,319,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,560.2
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Vestline Group's $3,775 loan helped a member to buy food ingredients and wholesale powdered soap.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 27, 2011
Aug 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 18, 2012