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Upendo Mlonganzila Group
In this Group: Festo, Suzana, Juma, Omary, Veronica, Shaban, Zeph, Sophia, Amos, William, Sesilia, Isaack, Alfred, Sia, Tatu
Festo, who is in his early 30s, is married with four children who are still going to school. He has been running a food shop for 10 years now. He works from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm daily and is able to make a small monthly profit.

This will be his 6th loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. He used the previous loans to increase stock of missing items in the shop and to pay household expenses. He has paid back all his previous loans successfully. He wants a new loan to buy a second-hand deep freezer. His dream is to one day be able to build his own house.

He will share this loan with his loan group "Upendo Mloganzila," which has a total of 15 members who 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

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 18
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,218,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,591.8
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Upendo Mlonganzila Group's $2,900 loan helped a member to buy a deep freezer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 16, 2012
Mar 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 16, 2012