Antipasi, who is in his early 20s, is single. He has been running a Genge-duka (which means selling fruits, vegetables, rice, beans, backing flour, wheat flour, beans, sweets, sugar etc. in the same shop) for one year now. He works from 7.00 am to 7.00 pm daily and is able to make a good monthly profit.
This will be Antipasi's second loan from Tujijenge Tanzania Ltd. He used the previous loan to increase the Genge-duka business and he has successfully paid back his loan. He used the profit to cover household expenses. He will use this loan to restock the missing items in his Genge-Duka. He dreams of building his own house.
Antipasi will share this loan with his loan group, 'Loveness Kivule,' which has 14 members. The members 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.