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Machimbo Group
In this Group: Pelepetua, Andrew, Fredy, Asha, Febronia, Mariam, Rehema, Frida, Marino, Emanuel, Jofrey, Frank, Kobelo, Selina, Silvester, Kirian
Pelepetua is a single woman in her late twenties. To earn a living, for the past year she has been running a general store. She works from 7 am to midnight, and she is able to earn nice monthly profits from doing so.

This would be Pelepetuas’s second loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loan, which she successfully repaid, to increase her inventory of items in her shop and to pay school fees. She is now seeking this second loan to again increase her stock of goods to sell to her customers. Pelepetua’s dream is to one day build her own house.

Pelepetua will share this loan with her loan group, "Machimbo," which has a total of 16 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for 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
  • 39
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,298,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,590.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Machimbo Group's $4,700 loan helped a member to expand her store's inventory of goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 28, 2011
Jan 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 16, 2012