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Makuti A Group
In this Group: Pili, Lilian, Fatuma, Zamda*, Veronica, Mwanaheri, Severina*, Mariam, Ziama, Maimuna, Asha, Teresia, Matilda, Herman
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Pili is in her mid 30s and is married with two children. One of her children goes to school. Since 2009, she has been running a shop and she works from six in the morning through ten at night to be able to make a small monthly profit. Pili has borrowed six previous loans that she used to buy missing shop items, pay school fees, pay rent for her house and her shop, and to cover household and hospital expenses (her husband was hospitalized). She has successfully repaid her previous loans.

Pili is requesting her seventh loan from Tujijenge Tanzania to increase her shop inventory. She will share this loan with her loan group, "Makuti A," which has a total of 14 members who will hold each other accountable for paying back their loans. In the future, Pili dreams of one day opening another retail shop.

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
  • 9
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,089,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,585.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Makuti A Group's $4,125 loan helped a member to increase her shop inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 24, 2012
Listed
Apr 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 18, 2012