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Tutafika Group
In this Group: Makame, Issah, Saida, Fadhil, Halfan, Hamda, Grace, Saimoni, Fatuma, Asha , Hadija, Mangula, Hamadi, Amina, Mdache, Bakary
Makame K. is 32 years old, married, and has four children who ages 13, 9, 3 and 9 months. He is also raising his neice, who is 19. Since 2005, Makame has made a living selling fish. He works daily from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. and earns a monthly profit of around $153.

This will be Makame’s second loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. He used his first loan to buy more fish to sell. He paid it back successfully, and plans to use this new loan to buy more fish.

Makame will share this loan with his group, Tutafika, which has 16 members. Seven of them sell fish, like Makame. Several others have small food stands, and one sells clothing. The members of the group hold each other accountable for paying back the loan. In the photo, Makame is the first person on the right in the back 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
  • 26
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,092,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,314.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tutafika Group's $2,525 loan helped a member to buy more fish to sell to his customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 19, 2009
Oct 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010