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Tukolani Group
In this Group: Vumilia, Samira, Asha, Hassan, Bahati, Flora, Mariam, Zulpa, Ngairo, Mariam, Kulwa, Asia, Bupe, Atuganile, Hadija, Elionara, Sada, Asha, Lilian, Leah, Colletha, Ally, Sauda, Edith*
* not pictured
Vumilia is in her early 30s and earns her living as a food vendor. She and her husband have one child who goes to school. She has been a food vendor for one year now and works from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Through this business, she is able to make a small monthly profit.

This will be her first loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She intends to utilize it by increasing her food stock and to start a new business that will involve selling fabrics door to door. Her dream is one day to be able to own and operate a hotel.

She will share this loan with her loan group "Tukolane," which has a total of 24 members who will hold each other accountable for paying back their loans. (One client is hidden behind the woman in the t-shirt marked "Bwin" in the photograph. Only her hand can be seen.)

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
  • 53
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,320,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,596.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tukolani Group's $5,900 loan helped a member to increase her food stock and to buy fabrics to offer for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 13, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012