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Airforce Group
In this Group: Cesilia, Mwajabu, Celina, Theopista, Mushi*, Fatuma, Clementina, Monicah, Memim, Cliemence, Pelsery, Bakari, Hadija, Azizi*, Jesca, Elizabeth
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Cesilia, who is in her 40s, is single with eight grown-up children. She has been selling firewood for one year now. She works from 6 am to 7 pm daily and is able to make a small monthly profit.

This will be her first loan from Tujijenge Tanzania, which she wants to use to increase her firewood stock to resell. Her dream is to one day be able to sell charcoal.

She will share this loan with her loan group "Airforce," which has a total of 16 members. They 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
  • 14
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,117,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,573.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Airforce Group's $4,850 loan helped a member to increase firewood stock to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 8, 2012
May 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 18, 2012