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Rufiji Group
In this Group: Vissa, Restituti, Fatuma*, Wahidi, Abasi, Salama, Salama, Chiku, Tausi, Shabani, Hawa*, Zainabu, Stukia, Sikitiko, Mwajuma*
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Vissa, who is in her late 20s, is single. She has been running a business of selling fried chicken, fried bananas and fried chicken legs for four years now. She works from 2 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily (she works in the evenings only) and is able to make a small monthly profit.

This will be her 7th loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to increase her business, paid room rent, bought house holdings like a bed, cupboard, cups, saucepans and has paid back all her loans successfully. She wants a loan to buy 10 pieces of chicken, 3 bundles of chicken legs, some Bananas and to save fifty thousand.

She will share this loan with her loan group "Rufiji", 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
  • 40
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,298,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,565.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Rufiji Group's $3,225 loan helped a member to buy 10 pieces of chicken, 3 bundles of chicken legs, some Bananas and to save fifty thousand.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 2, 2011
Aug 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011