Juston is a 30-year-old married man with a boy and a girl, who are in school. Since 2003, Juston has been running a photography business. He works from 9am to 8pm daily and is able to make a small return per month. From Tujijenge Tanzania, this is Juston's 10th loan request. He used the previous loans to buy a big camera. He has paid back all his previous loans successfully. Juston used his business profit to cover home expenses and school fees. He will use this loan to start selling bananas up country. Juston dreams that one day will be able to expand his business and build a house.
He will share this loan with his loan group, ‘Mawela’, which totals 10 members. The members of the group 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.