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Uwezesho Group
In this Group: Scolastica, Hamidu, Salum, Daud, Kita, Daniel, Msafiri, Sefu, Saumu
Scolastica is the mother of two daughters who are at school. She is a widow and is in her late thirties. For a period of four years now, Scolastica has made her family living by managing a general store selling varieties of products (dry food like rice, beans, maize and baking flour, soaps, cooking oil, etc.). She starts her business from 7 am to 11 pm daily and is able to make a very good monthly profit.

From Tujijenge Tanzania, this is her tenth loan which she will use to replenish her shop with new inventory. With her previous loans (all of which were paid back successfully) she bought new shop products which previously weren't found in her shop. She is working hard to make sure her kids get a better life together with a good education. Scolastica used her extra income from the business to cover school fees and household expenses. She has a bank account where she keeps part of her business profits for unforeseen events. She dreams that one day she will be able to expand her shop more.

Scolastica will share this loan with her loan group "Uwezesho" which totals nine 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
  • 46
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,319,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,648.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Uwezesho Group's $5,375 loan helped a member to replenish her shop with new inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 19, 2014
May 21, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014