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Songa Group
In this Group: Selemani, Fatuma, Maimuna, Mwajuma, Rachel, Kwangu*, Shani, Rasia, Theresia, Zuena, Edwini*, Catherine, Kudra*, Kulthum, Pricilla
* not pictured
Selemani, who is in his early 40s, is married with three children who are still at school. He has been running a fruit and vegetable business since 2007. He works from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and is able to make a fair monthly profit.
This will be his second loan from Kiva partner, Tujijenge Tanzania. He used his previous loan to increase his stock, pay school fees and meet household expenses, and he paid back his loan successfully. He wants a new loan to buy more stock of fruits and vegetables to sell. His dream is to one day be able to raise enough money to send his children to good schools.
Selemani will share this loan with his loan group "Songa," 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

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 16
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,211,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,582.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Songa Group's $3,450 loan helped a member to buy more stock of fruits and vegetables to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 23, 2011
Dec 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 16, 2012