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Leilah M., age 49, is a widow with 7 children. She currently has 2 businesses: a shop where she sells food and other household items, and she owns a dalla-dalla (a public bus). She started these businesses in 2007 and 2005, respectively. Before starting these businesses, Leilah was a housewife and took care of her children. Her shop is open daily from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM, and she is able to earn a monthly profit of about $130, while she earns about $261 per month from the dalla-dalla.

Leilah has previously taken 4 loans from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used these loans to start her small shop and to later increase the stock in the shop. Now that she has paid back these loans successfully, she is hoping to receive another loan to continue to increase the supplies in her shop.

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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
  • 52
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,319,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,150.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Leilah to increase stock in her general store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 15, 2008
Oct 1, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2009