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Compressor Group
In this Group: Nasra, Catherine, Zaitun, Magreth, Gaudincia, Anna, Sarah, Latifa, Mwanahamis, Khadija, Janny, Ester, Salome
Nasra, from Tujijenge, Tanzania, was born in the early 1970s and has one son and one daughter who are in school.

For six years now, Nasra has been running different activities: a shop selling dry food, selling charcoal and also offering tap-water service. She is doing fine with her businesses. Nasra works from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and is able to make a good profit per month.

This is her sixth loan request. She will use it to buy more foods and charcoal to resell. With the previous loans, she bought more shop foods, charcoal, a fridge and one tank for water storage. She used her profit to cover school fees and home expenses and to buy a house fridge. Nasra dreams that one day will be able to own a hardware store and build a house.

She will share this loan with her loan group, "Compressor," which consist of 13 members. The members of this 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 Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 48
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,319,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,618.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Compressor Group's $5,075 loan helped a member to buy more foods and charcoal to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 21, 2013
Aug 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014