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Compressor Group
In this Group: Magret, Zaituni, Catherine, Sarah, Khadija, Gaudensia, Scola, Nasra, Zainabu, Anna
Magret, who is in her late 30s, is married with three children who all go to school. She has been selling charcoal for five years now. She works from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm daily and is able to make a small monthly profit.

This will be her 10th loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to buy a plot of land and start building a small house; buy a TV set, a big radio, and a sofa set; and pay school fees and household expenses. She has paid back all of her loans successfully. She wants this loan to buy more sacks of charcoal. Her dream is to one day be able to finish building her house.

She will share this loan with her loan group, Compressor, which has a total of 10 members who will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

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
  • 10
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,079,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,571.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Compressor Group's $3,375 loan helped a member to buy sacks of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 30, 2012
Listed
Jun 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 15, 2012