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Safina Group
In this Group: Mary, Bahati, Khadija, Hamisi, Salama, John, Siwema, Yusta, Veneranda, Asha, Agness
Mary is in her early 40s. She is single with two children who are still at school. She has been running a grocery store for one year now. She works from 3.30 pm to 11.00 pm daily and is able to make a fair monthly profit.

This will be Mary's 4th loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to start selling secondhand clothes and to buy more drinks for the grocery. She has paid back all her loans successfully. She used the profit to buy a TV set, pay school fees, cover household expenses and buy a sofa set. She will use this loan to restock the missing items in her grocery shop. She dreams of having a big grocery store and another shop for secondhand clothes.

Mary will share this loan with her loan group Safina, which has eleven members who will hold each other accountable for paying back their loans.

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
  • 40
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,298,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,603.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Safina Group's $4,500 loan helped a member to restock the missing items in her grocery shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 6, 2013
Nov 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014