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Ashura's Mzinga Group
In this Group: Ashura, Marium, Fatuma, Rehema, Fadhili, Rukia, Mustafa, Neema, Hassan, Somoe, Salma, Muhidin, Zuhura, Hamis, Ally
Ashura A., age 42, is a single parent with three children aged 13, 18 and 22. She started a small street cafe six years ago, and began selling clothing and sarongs last year. At these businesses, she works daily from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., making a profit of about $235 a month from food and clothing sales.


In the past, Ashura took two loans from Tujijenge Tanzania and used them to buy food to sell and start her sarong business. Having paid these loans back successfully, she hopes for a new loan to buy more food, clothing and sarongs to sell. She will share this loan with her group Mzinga, which totals 15 members.


In the picture, Ashura is standing in the back row, second from the left.

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
  • 20
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,117,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,201.6
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Ashura's Mzinga Group's $3,375 loan helped a member to buy food, sarongs and other items that will be sold by several small businesses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Apr 16, 2008
Listed
Apr 1, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Aug 17, 2008