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Mjimwema Group
In this Group: Chrisentus, Fatuma*, Salome, Maria, Shekari, Vailet, Regina, Iddi, Pili, Veronica, Nuru, Abdu, Neema, Grace, Anna, Hamisi, Bahati, Theonestina
* not pictured
Chrisentus Paulo, age 22, is single and lives with his sisters and their sons ages 16 and 12. He makes a living selling used clothes. He started this business in 2007, and works daily from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., earning a monthly profit of around $113. Chrisentus has applied for his first loan from Tujijenge Tanzania, and hopes to use it to buy more used items to sell.
Chrisentus will share this loan with his loan group, Mjimwema, which has 18 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back their loans. In the picture, we see Chrisentus in the middle of the front row.

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
  • 24
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,200,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,323.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mjimwema Group's $3,000 loan helped a member to buy more used clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 4, 2009
Aug 4, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010