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Chuma Group
In this Group: Mengi, Shirima, Method, Andrea, Bosco, Ally
Mengi T., age 34, is married with three children (ages 8, 4 and 2). He also cares for two children of his late brother (ages 16 and 14). He has a butcher business which he started in 1998. He works from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily and is able to make around $333 per month.

In the past, Mengi has taken out five loans from Tujijenge Tanzania. He used the loans to open a general store and the butcher shop. He now hopes for a loan to start building a frame for another general store. Mengi will share this loan with his subgroup members, who have butcher shops and cafes. His subgroup is part of a loan group called Chuma. The members of the group hold each other accountable in paying back their loans.

In the picture Mengi is the first on the right, standing in a red T-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
  • 62
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,076,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,240.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Chuma Group's $1,525 loan helped a member to build a general store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 17, 2008
Nov 23, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009