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Ileje Group
In this Group: Kankela, Philipo, Swahibu, Naomi, Sureta, Aida, Swadaka, Antoni, Theresia, Saumu, Saidi, Bakari, Zuhura, Arnold
Kankela, who is in her early 40s, is single with one boy who still goes to school. She has been running a clothes business for one year now. She works from 9am to 6pm daily and she is able to make a fair monthly profit.

This will be her second loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loan to buy more clothes and paid household expenses; she has paid back all her loans successfully. She wants a new loan to increase the clothes in her shop and add missing items to her two new businesses – a grocery store and a restaurant. Her dream is to one day be able to buy a plot and build her own house.

She will share loan with her loan group "Ileje" which has 14 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
  • 23
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,257,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,566.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Ileje Group's $5,075 loan helped a member to increase the clothes she has to sell and purchase missing items for her two other businesses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 23, 2012
Sep 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013