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Mtama Kulanga Group
In this Group: Tatu, Mohamed, Somoe, Mariam, Masonzo, Rosemary, Aron, Elizabeth, Gabriel, Mwela, Gabriel, Oresta, Muhele, Daniel, Amosi, Julius, Mwita, Wairanga
Tatu M. is a widow with two children, aged 14 and 10. She has a business selling vegetables, fruits, water, juice, cooking oil and paraffin. She has been in this business for six months now, and works from 8 am until 8 pm every day. Tatu manages to make a monthly profit of around $91. She hopes for a loan to buy a weighing machine so she can start selling sugar, wheat flour and rice. This will be her first loan from Tujijenge Tanzania.

Tatu will share this loan with her loan group, Mtama Kulanga,. The group has 18 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back their loans. In the picture, Tatu is in the first row, third from the left, in the corner wearing a head cover.

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
  • 1,338.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mtama Kulanga Group's $4,525 loan helped a member to buy a weighing machine so she can start selling sugar, rice and wheat flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 16, 2009
Jan 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010