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Serena Group
In this Group: Mary, Aziza , Asha, Ally, Ashura, Asha, Nuru, Ramadhani, Hilda, Tabu, Idrisa, Shufaa, Amina, Hawa, Yasinta, Swalfa, Mate
Mary, who is just 22 years old, is married and has a baby who is still younger. She has been running a beauty salon for two years. She works from 9am to 10pm daily, and she is able to make a good monthly profit.

This will be her third loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to restock missing beauty salon items, cover household expenses, some amount saved and she has paid back all her loans successfully. She hopes for a new loan to buy salon equipment and home food. Her dream is to one day be able to build a house.

She will share this loan with her loan group, Serena, which totals 17 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
  • 57
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,060,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,585.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Serena Group's $4,125 loan helped a member to buy salon equipment and home food.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2012
Nov 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013