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Tatu Issa's Mbeya Group
In this Group: Tatu, Farida, Batuli, Kisa, Hindu, Mwajabu, Innocent
Tatu I., age 25, is married with a one year old son. She owns a cosmetics shop, which she opened in 2007. She also has a beauty salon, which she opened earlier this year. She works daily from 8 am to 9 pm and is able to earn a monthly profit of $174 from the salon and $435 from her cosmetics shop.

This will be Tatu's first loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She is very excited for the opportunity! She intends to use the loan to increase the stock of her salon. Tatu is a subgroup leader of Mbeya Group. The members of the group hold each other accountable in paying back their loans. In the picture, Tatu is on the left in a red 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
  • 43
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,323,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,159.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tatu Issa's Mbeya Group's $1,175 loan helped a member to increase stock of beauty salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 16, 2008
Oct 1, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2009