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Kagera Group
In this Group: Tabu, Anna, Aisha, Neema, Zena, Neema*, Hadija, Christrina, Fatuma, Mary, Fatuma, Nicholaus
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Tabu, who is in her late 30s, is single with two children. One of them goes to school and the other one is small. She has had a motorcycle business and business selling "bites," or snacks, for four years now. She works from 6 am to 8 pm daily and is able to make a fair monthly profit.

This will be her seventh loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to buy a TV set, a DVD deck, fabrics, and motorcycle spares and started selling "bites" such as cakes, mandazi (fried bread), vitumbua (rice patties w/ cardamom, yeast, and coconut), and chapati (unleavened flatbread). She has paid all her loans successfully. Her dream is to one day be able to finish building her house.

Tabu will share this loan with her loan group "Kagera," which has 12 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

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 40
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,304,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,580.7
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kagera Group's $3,400 loan helped a member to buy another motorcycle and to make more "bites" to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 5, 2012
Jul 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012