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Rukia M. is 26 and married with a three year-old daughter. She owns a shop in Buguruni where she sells used electronics. She has owned this shop for five years and works daily from 8 am to 5 pm. She's done well with this business and is able to earn a monthly profit of about $868.

Rukia has taken two previous loans from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used them to collect stock from Zanzibar and has repaid both successfully. With this loan, she intends to move her shop. The place she currently has increased the monthly rent so she hopes to move her business to an area called Kinondoni.

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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.

About Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 43
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,902,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,148.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Rukia to move her shop to Kinondoni.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 29, 2008
Oct 15, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2009