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Maelewano Zomboko Group
In this Group: Chelestina, Mohamed, Elina, Doris, Leha, Paulo, Hadija, Jamila, Habiba, Mwajuma, Arafa*, Hamida*, Zainab, Nuru, Pius, Zakaria*, Jane
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Chelestina, who is in her early 30s, is divorced with one child who goes to school. She has been running a pharmacy business for four years now. She works from 8 a.m to 9 p.m daily and is able to make a fair monthly profit.

This will be her 4th loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to buy medicines, repair the pharmacy shelves, repair the pharmacy floor, take care of her child and has paid back all her loans successfully. She wants a loan to buy more medicines for the pharmacy. Her dream is to one day be able to repair her three-roomed house.

She will share this loan with her loan group "Maelewano Zomboko" which has a total of 17 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
  • 47
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,319,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,622.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Maelewano Zomboko Group's $3,750 loan helped a member to buy more medicines for her pharmacy.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 16, 2011
Aug 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 18, 2012