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Nissan Group
In this Group: Zaina, Hadija, Secilia, Siwatu, Maida
Zaina, who is 30 years old, is single, with two children who are in school. For ten years now, Zaina makes her family's living by running a business, selling charcoal and firewood. She does business from 7am to 6pm daily and she is able to make a very good monthly profit.

From Kiva partner, Tujijenge Tanzania, this is Zaina's eighth loan request, which she will use to restock on charcoal and firewood to resell.

With her previous loans, all of which were successfully paid back, Zaina bought the same stocks to service more people. She used the increased income to cover school fees and home food expenses and she bought a TV, mattress, sofa set, and radio. She is so happy and thankful to everyone who has supported her group. She dreams of building a house for her family.

Zaina will share this loan with her loan group, Nissan Group, which totals five members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

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
  • $14,902,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,633.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Nissan Group's $3,675 loan helped a member to restock on charcoal and firewood to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2014
Apr 23, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015