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Jitahidi Msakuzi Group
In this Group: Bupe, Neema, Aisha, Miriam, Reuben, Farida, Fatuma, Japhet, Josephine, Odo, Mercy, Modekai, Mary, Jamila, Joyce, Rose, Salome, Elizabeth
Bupe is a good mother who always believes that hard work is the way to success. She is currently 50 years old and has five schooling children(Secondary and college level). She is known for being a good milk seller on her street. Bupe's cows have big calves, so she cannot produce enough liters of milk to meet people's demand as usual. She plans to buy better and healthier food to feed her cows so they give more milk to manage the demands of the market. She is also a poultry mother, keeping local chickens just for laying eggs to resell. Bupe has a plan to use the same poultry skills with little in addition to grow broilers for selling. She is really always a busy mother. She does her activities from 6 am to 6 pm daily and is able to get 10 liters of milk with good profit. She has been in the agricultural business since 2011.

She is requesting her ninth loan via Kiva's partner, Tujijenge Tanzania. Bupe used the previous loans (all of which she paid back successfully) to buy food to feed her cows and chickens. Bupe earned a profit, which she used to cover school fees and paid part of her home food expenses. She will use this loan to buy better food for her cows so as to give out more liters of milk and buy chicks for her new poultry business. She will use part of the loan to pay school fees.

Bupe will share this loan with her loan group, Jitahidi Msakuzi, which has 18 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
  • 39
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,894,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,681.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A portion of Jitahidi Msakuzi Group's $5,375 loan helped a member to buy better feed for her cows and to buy chicks for her new poultry business.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 24, 2014
Jun 30, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2015