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Ustawi Group
In this Group: Astelia, Majuto, Eividence, Sarah, Happines, Omary, Salma, Albisalani, Doricas, Othman, Mwendha, Joyce, Muajabu, Wema, Grace
Astelia I., age 30, is married with three children ages 13, 9 and 9. She has tailoring business. She started this business ten years ago and works daily from 6am until 8pm. She is able to earn a monthly profit of around $187.

This will be Astelia’s first loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She wants to improve her tailoring business and buy more materials to grow her business.

Astelia will share this loan with her loan group, Ustawi, which totals 15 members. The members of the group hold each other accountable for paying back their loans. In the picture, Astelia is in the front row in the middle in a green dress.

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
  • $14,804,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,292.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Ustawi Group's $2,500 loan helped a member buy more materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 9, 2009
Mar 12, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2009