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Cesilia's Tusongembele Group
In this Group: Cesilia, Devotha, Agnes, Martha, Jeni
Cesilia is a 30 year-old married woman with 3 children, ages 10, 9 and 2. She and her husband also take care of 2 other people, ages 70 and 50. Cesilia sells clothes, a business that she started in 2000. She works everyday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and can earn a monthly profit of about $60 from her sales.

She now hopes for a loan of $875 to buy more clothes for her business. She will share this loan with her subgroup members, who have businesses selling cloth, food, and operating a café.

Additional Information

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
  • 46
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,890,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,172.9
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Cesilia's Tusongembele Group's $875 loan helped a member to buy more clothes for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 8, 2008
Mar 23, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 31, 2009