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Hamis Hussein's Jenga Grp Group
In this Group: Hamis, Ally, Elard, Juma, Felister, Arafa, Asha, Lizat, Halima, Layla, Omary*, Salma, Salma, Salma, Zena, Zuhura, Mariana, Zainabu, Beatrice, Agness, Justina, Mariam, Jeni, Agnatha, Hawa
* not pictured
Hamis H., 32, is married with an 8-year-old daughter. He started a business eight years ago selling glass. His store is in an area known as Tabata. He works daily from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. and earns a monthly profit of about $174.

Hamis has previously taken five loans from Tujijenge Tanzania. He used the loans to purchase land, build a house and increase the stock of his shop. With the loan he hopes to receive now, he plans to open a second glass shop in an area called Kariakoo, which is in the city center.

Hamis is the leader of Jenga group (meaning "build" in Swahili), which has 25 members. The members of the group hold each other accountable in paying back their loans. In the picture, Hamis is in the front row, second from the right in a blue 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
  • 38
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,890,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,159.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Hamis Hussein's Jenga Grp Group's $3,850 loan helped a member to open a second glass shop in Kariakoo.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 15, 2008
Oct 1, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2009