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Mt. Livingstone Group
In this Group: Modesta, Josephine, Zuwena, Zainabu, Naomi, Rose, Sebastian, Reza*, Adinan, Averina, Zena, Sabina
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Modesta, who is in her mid 40s, is married with two children who are still going to school. She has been running a hardware shop business for four years now. She works from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm daily and is able to make a small monthly profit.

This will be Modesta's sixth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to increase her hardware stock and also bought the missing stock for her shop. She has paid back all her loans successfully. She used the profit to buy land and has built and completed her small house. She also covered household expenses and paid school fees as well. She will use this loan to buy more stock of hardware to resell. She dreams of buying sheets of iron.

Modesta will share this loan with her loan group "Mt. Livingstone" with twelve 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

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 52
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,319,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,613.1
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mt. Livingstone Group's $4,700 loan helped a member to buy more stock of hardware to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 20, 2013
Aug 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014