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Kasuku Group
In this Group: Juma, Rehema, Zakika, Halima, Asha, Maria, Erasim, Zubeda, Rehema, Subira*, Tumain, Maria, Hawa, Rehema, Amina*, Amos, Tausi, Masha, Elizabeth, Asia, Sharifa*, Azania, Ashura
* not pictured
Juma M., 41, is married with four boys. He works outside Dar es Salaam selling secondhand clothing at his stand. The business has been running for one year, and he usuA. takes in about $140 a month. He works from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm daily.


Juma has already paid off one loan succesfully from Tujijenge, and with this loan from Kiva he hopes to purchase a wider variety of clothes for his stand. Juma is in a group with 22 other members. Each member owns and operates their own businesses, and they will share the loan among themselves according to their needs. The group also acts as a guarantee, because each member is responsible for another. This way, the repayment of the loan is always ensured.

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
  • 11
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,089,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,186.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kasuku Group's $3,450 loan helped a member to purchase more clothes for his stand.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Jul 28, 2008
Listed
Jul 6, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Dec 16, 2008