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Ebeneza Group
In this Group: Dorothea, Lucy, Regina, Mohamed, Delefina, Anness, Neema, Redemta, Victoria, Sophia*
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Dorothea, who is in her late 20s is married with one child who goes to school. She has been running a business of selling charcoal for six years. She works from 6.00 am to 10.00 pm daily and is able to make a small monthly profit.

This will be Dorothea's second loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loan to increase the charcoal stock. She started selling fabrics and sarongs and has successfully paid back the loan. She hopes for a loan to buy more sacks of charcoal, fabrics and sarongs. Her dream is to one day be able to open a big clothing and cosmetics shop.

Dorothea will share this loan with her loan group "Ebeneza" that has 10 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
  • 19
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,120,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,608.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Ebeneza Group's $2,200 loan helped a member to buy more sacks of charcoal, fabrics and sarongs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2013
Feb 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013