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Elizabeth Alphonce's Tupendane A Group
In this Group: Elizabeth, Zaina, Rosemary, Zubeda, Tatu, Beatrice, Ally, Jesca, Jacline, Hadija, Sauda, Salha, Zulfa, Msami, Magdalena
Elizabeth A., age 22, is the single mother of an 8-year-old boy. She has two businesses that she started in 2003, one selling clothes and the other selling powdered soap to her customers door-to-door. She works from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and earns a monthly profit of about $41 from selling powdered soap and $51 from selling clothes.


The loan she hopes to receive now will be her fourth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She has paid back the first three successfully and used them to build a two-room house and increase her inventory of items for sale. She will use half of the funds from this new loan to build a bathroom and the other half to import more supplies from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam (including bags) to sell. She will share this loan with her group, which totals 15 members. These members hold each other accountable for paying back their loans.


In the picture, Elizabeth is in the front center wearing a blue and white striped shirt.

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
  • 41
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,890,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,167.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Elizabeth Alphonce's Tupendane A Group's $3,350 loan helped a member to increase the number of items she has for sale and to repair the bathroom in her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Sep 15, 2008
Listed
Sep 1, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Feb 15, 2009