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Elephant Group
In this Group: Shafii, Hadia, Salome, Veromes, Monica, Asia, Zuffura, Sofia, Zaulum, Maganga, Kadija, Faustins, Rahama, Peter, Habiba, Kadiga, Elisabeth *, Gertruda, Rehema, Zema, Mauludi, Fatima*, Apaisaria
* not pictured
Shafii S., age 32, is married and has two children. He has a business selling fruits and vegetables, which he has run successfully since April 2009. From this business, he is able to earn a monthly profit of around $85.

This will be Shafii’s first loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. Shafii hopes to obtain a loan to buy more sugar, rice and cooking oil, which will significantly increase the sales to his existing customers and ensure him a higher income.

Shafii will share this loan with his loan group, Elephant, which totals 23 members. The members of the group hold each other accountable in paying back the loan. In the picture, Shafii is seated in the black t-shirt to the right in the front.

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
  • 28
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,200,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,341.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Elephant Group's $2,425 loan helped a member to buy sugar, rice and cooking oil to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
2 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Dec 10, 2009
Dec 14, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010