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Majengo Group
In this Group: Avelina, Fatina
Avelina is one of 2 members of the Majengo borrower group in Kiboriloni, Kilimanjaro. She is 32, is married, and has 2 children, 11 and 6 years old.

Avelina started her own cafe business 3 years ago. She works 11 hours a day and earns a monthly profit of approximately 120,000 Tanzania Schillings.

This is Avelina’s first loan from BRAC Tanzania. She has requested 200,000 Tsh in order to to buy more commodities for her business. With the additional profit she gains from the use of this loan, Avelina hopes to get more food, pay school fees, do repairs and expand her business.

Fatina, the other member of the Majengo borrower group, has requested 200,000 Tsh in order to support her clothing business.

Additional Information

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
  • 27
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,172,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,318.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Majengo Group's $325 loan helped a member to buy more commodities.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 24, 2009
Jul 22, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2010