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Mt Usambala Group
In this Group: Sophia, Fausta, Halima, Godfrey, Christina, Victoria, Nassoro, Josephina, Nuru, Dora, Daudi, Hashimu, Saida, Jalasa, Hadija
Sophia, who is in her mid forties, is married and has three children. Two of them go to school and one is grown up. She has been running two small businesses, selling sarongs and local chicken for six years now. She works from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (just for 4 hours only) and is able to make a fair monthly profit.

This will be her first loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She wants to use the loan for buying more sarongs and local chicken. Her dream is to one day be able to become an international businesswoman.

She will share this loan with her loan group, "Mt Usambara", which has a total of fifteen 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
  • 19
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,217,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,582.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mt Usambala Group's $4,225 loan helped a member to buy more sarongs and local chicken.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2012
Apr 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012