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Rukwa Group
In this Group: Asha, Alfredy, Paulo, Happyness, Sara, Joma, Baetholomro*, Maulid, Maulid, Habibu*, Abdalla, Martha, Mwajuma, Gordian
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Asha is in her mid-40s and is a widow with three children in school. She has been running a food cafe for ten years now. She works from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm daily and is able to make a fair monthly profit.

This will be her first loan from Tujijenge Tanzania, which she wants to use to increase the food cafe stock to sell to more people. Her dream is to one day become an international businesswoman.

She will share this loan with her loan group "Rukwa," which has a total of 14 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

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 70
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,081,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,588.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Rukwa Group's $3,375 loan helped a member to increase the food cafe stock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 24, 2012
Apr 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 18, 2012