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Samawati Group
In this Group: Amina, Grace, Rehema, Mary, Aida, Navoneiwa
Amina, who is in her early thirties, is married with four children (three boys and a girl), who are enrolled in school. Since 2006, she has been running a retail shop, selling products like dry foods, phone airtime, and other products. Amina is also managing two businesses; one is selling water that she stores in a tank, and the other is a catering business.

Amina has employed few helpers. She starts working from 06:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., or sometime to midnight if she has a catering activity to supply food. Amina is able to make a good profit per month.

From Tujijenge Tanzania, this is her 14th loan request, which she will use to restock more missing products in her retail shop to resell. With the previous loans, all of which paid back successfully, she purchased more stock for her retail shop and bought new catering equipment, such as serving dishes.

Amina used her profit to cover school fees and household expenses. She also bought a land and reinvested back into her business. She dreams to be a known business person with a better life.

She will share this loan with her loan group, Samawati, which totals 6 members. The members of the 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
  • 39
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,894,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,608.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Samawati Group's $3,850 loan helped a member to restock more missing products in her retail shop to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 9, 2013
Oct 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014