Burton, who was born in 1979, is married with three children who are in school. He has been a motorcycle driver (bodaboda - taking passengers to different places around town) and he has also owned a motorcycle spares shop for one year now. He works from 6am to 8pm daily and he is able to make a good monthly profit.
This will be his first loan from Tujijenge Tanzania which he wants to use to buy motorcycle spares parts to resell. His dream is to one day be able to build his own nice house.
He will share this loan with his loan group "Jiungeni," which has 10 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.
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.
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.