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Mtakuja Group
In this Group: Zena, Rehema, Tunsume, Sabina, Dinna, Tabu, Rhoida, Watende, Zaina, Alfa, Honorafa, Renalda, Magrena, Joseph, Sinaham, Lilian
Zena, who is in her late 30's, is married with one child who goes to school. She also takes care of her younger sister who goes to school. She has had a grocery business for one year. She works from 1p.m. to 5p.m. daily and is able to make a fair monthly profit.

This will be her second loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loan to buy items that were missing from the grocery. She has paid back her loan successfully. She would like a loan to increase on the grocery inventory. Her dream is to one day be able to buy a land.

She will share this loan with her loan group Mtakuja, which has a total of 16 members. They will hold each other accountable for paying back their loans. (1st person on the left front row is a child and does not belong to the loan group.)

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
  • $15,304,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,622.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mtakuja Group's $4,500 loan helped a member to increase the inventory at her grocery store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 8, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 18, 2012