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Kazimoto Group
In this Group: Mwanaid, Rehema, Suraiya, Selina, Mariam, Chiku*, Rehema, Johari, Bibisha, Asha, Suzane, Mwanahamis, Jesca, Maua, Seleman, Zainab, Tatu, Zabibu, Amina, Hidaya*, Aziza, Cecilia, Sophia, Hadija
* not pictured
Mwanaid S. is a 35-year-old divorced woman with 2 children (ages 18 and 10). She has a business where she sells charcoal and firewood, which she started 5 years ago. She works on a daily basis from 7 am to 6 pm daily, and by doing so she is able to earn a monthly profit of approximately $160.

Mwanaid has already received one previous loan from Tujijenge Tanzania to expand and improve her business, and she proudly states that she promptly repaid that loan. Now, she is seeking a second loan to increase her inventory by buying more charcoal and firewood. Notably, Mwanaid would share the loan proceeds with her loan group, Kazimoto, which totals 24 members. In this group, members guarantee each others' loans (i.e., if one member does not promptly repay his or her portion of the loan, then the other members are responsible for curing the arrears), and they provide support for one another to repay their respective loans. In the picture, Mwanaid is squatting third from the left.

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
  • 42
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,902,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,240.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kazimoto Group's $4,675 loan helped a member to further expand her business by purchasing additional firewood and charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 25, 2008
Dec 4, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009