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Mbelwa Group
In this Group: Ritha, Zaibu, Ester, Halima, Bakari, Fatuma, Salma, Savela, Elizabeth, Beatrice*
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Ritha, a member of this group, has been running a business which sells fruit for three years now. She is a widow who is in her early 30s. Ritha has three children who are all in school. She works from 6:00am to 4:00pm daily and is able to make a fair profit each month.

This will be her second loan request from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loan, which she repaid successfully, to order more fruit for her business. With the profit she earned, Ritha paid school fees for her children. She will use this loan to start ordering stocks of fruit from the inland part of the country. She dreams that she will soon finish building her house.

She will share this loan with her loan group, Mbelwa, which includes 10 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying the loan back.

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
  • 43
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,319,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,631.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mbelwa Group's $1,475 loan helped a member to order additional stocks of fruit to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 24, 2013
May 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013