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Mandela A Group
In this Group: Mariam, Ashruna, Sakina, Awesa, Salma, Mwajuma*
* not pictured
Mariam J., 45, is married with six children, who are 22, 21, 20, 18, 16 and 12 years old. She fries and sells chicken and fish in Kiburugwa, a place just outside the city center. She started the business in 2000 and works from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. She is able to earn a monthly profit of about $124.

This will be Mariam’s fourth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania, a Kiva partner. She used the previous loans to increase her chicken and fish business and has paid back her loans successfully. She wants to get her fourth loan to increase the capital of her business.

Mariam will share this loan with subgroup A of the Mandela group. The subgroup has six members, who sell clothes, bites, food and milling. These members will hold each other accountable in paying back their loans. In the picture, Mariam is first from the right.

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
  • 50
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,727,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,335.6
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mandela A Group's $800 loan helped a member to increase business capital and buy more chicken and fish to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2009
May 5, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009