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Tufaidi Group
In this Group: Adam, Rose, Asnati, Asha, Tatu, Sauda, Bahati*, Cecilia, Elizabeth, Farida, Hadija, Mwajuma, Judith, Asha
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The borrower, who is in his early 30s, is single. He has been selling milk for three years now. He works from 4:00 in the morning and sells up to 10:00 pm daily and is able to make a fair monthly profit.

This will be his third loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. He used the previous loans to buy more milk and managed to sell to many customers. He also started selling sweet potatoes as bites. So when he boils milk he also fries sweet potatoes and he sells them as bites. He used the profit to take care of himself to cover household expenses. He will use this loan to buy more milk and sweet potatoes. His dream is to one day be able to build his own house.

He will share this loan with his loan group "Tufaidi" with fourteen 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
  • $14,229,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,633.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tufaidi Group's $4,450 loan helped a member to buy more milk and sweet potatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 3, 2013
Jun 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013