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Msasani Group
In this Group: Mohamed, Christina, Caroline, Rukia, Thuluma, Khadija, Anna, Chuki, Alphonsi, Sharifa, Neema
Mohamed, aged 30, is married with one son who goes to school. For a period of four years now, Mohamed has been a taxi driver. The taxi business is difficult, especially when it is not yours, but he still tries to work hard to reach his goals. He works from 6 am to midnight daily and is able to earn a good profit each month.

This will be Mohamed's 14th loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. He used the previous loans to buy his own taxi since the previous car did not belong to him (he was employed). He also bought a plot of land where he expects to build a house, he managed to build his mother a house, and he paid household expenses, as well as school fees. He has paid back all his loans successfully. Mohamed will use this loan to start building his house. His dream is to one day be able to finish building his house and expand his business by adding other taxis.

Mohamed will share this loans with his loan group, "Msasani," which has 11 members. The members of the group 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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 40
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,304,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,615.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Msasani Group's $4,625 loan helped a member to start building his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2013
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013