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Fatuma Jumbe's Mabibo Freedom Group
In this Group: Fatuma, Mariamu, Farida, Amina*, Editha, Agness, Halima, Happy, Mariam, Jamila, Pili, Safia, Sophia, Perasia, Zainab
* not pictured
Fatuma J., 51, married with 6 children aged 25, 18, 16, 14, 12 and 10, has a tailoring business which she began 15 years ago. Working from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, she is able to make a monthly profit of about $80.

She has taken out three previous loans, all since repaid, from Tujijenge Tanzania to buy vitenge (traditional Swahili fabrics) to sell at her sewing shop and now hopes for a new loan to buy an interlocking machine.

Fatuma will share this loan with her loan group, Mabibo Freedom, whose 15 members hold each other accountable in paying back their loans. In the picture, Fatuma is sitting on the left in the front row.

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

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 19
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,217,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,240.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Fatuma Jumbe's Mabibo Freedom Group's $4,000 loan helped a member to buy an interlocking machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 4, 2008
Nov 13, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2009