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Mafinga Group
In this Group: Leonard, Zoona, Lilian, Amos, Hilary, Sophia, Lucia, Bupe, Grace, Ema Grace
Leonard who is in his early 20s is single. He has been running a bakery business making small cakes and big cakes for big occasions. He has been in this business for three years now. He works from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm daily and is able to make a very good monthly profit.

This will be Leonard's first loan, which he wants to use to buy more baking flour, sugar, eggs and cooking fat to make more cakes. He dreams of buying an international baking machine for better quality baking cakes faster.

Leonard will share this loan with his loan group MAFINGA, which has 10 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
  • 43
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,902,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,601.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mafinga Group's $5,900 loan helped a member to buy more flour, sugar, eggs and cooking fat to make more cakes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 28, 2013
Nov 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014