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Msasani Group
In this Group: Redson, Zerabu, Bariki, Severina, Mohamed, Belta
Redson M., age 60, is married with six grownup children. He has owned a general store business since 1970. He works from 6.30am to 10pm daily and is able to earn a monthly profit of about $153.

This will be Redson’s fouth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. He used the previous loans to renovate his house and increase his business and has paid the loans back successfully. He now hopes for a new loan to grow the store and to paint his house.

Redson will share this loan with subgroup A of the Msasani group. The subgroup has 6 members, who are shopkeepers, drivers, grocery store owners and masons. These members hold each other accountable in paying back their loans. In the picture, Redson is second from right in a blue t-shirt.

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
  • 16
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,065,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,311.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Msasani Group's $1,875 loan helped a member to inrease inventory and paint his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 25, 2009
Aug 28, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010