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Utulivi Group
In this Group: Abdala, Hamisi, Saif, Hussein, Bashiru, Fatuma, Afisa, Ashura, Mohamed, Rose, Mariam, Arafa, Shabani, Bakari*, Ayubu
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Abdala is in his late 30s, married and the father of two children, one of whom attends school. For the last 12 years, he has earned a living by running a tailor shop. He works from 8:00 a m to 8:30 p.m. daily and makes a fair monthly profit. He is requesting his fifth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. He used his previous loans to buy supplies for his business and pay his household expenses. He has successfully repaid all of his loans and is applying for a new loan to buy sewing equipment to make more dresses to sell to his customers. His dream is to one day be able to build his own house. He will share this loan with his group, "Utulivi," which has 15 members, all of whom 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

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 50
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,319,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,580.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Utulivi Group's $3,550 loan helped a member to buy sewing equipment to make more dresses to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 6, 2012
Jun 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013