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Arusha Group
In this Group: Pilly, Agness, Lucy, Vitalis, Amina, Elimpa, Specioza*, Widson*, Monica, Mwasabu
* not pictured
Plilly O., age 50, is married and has six grown children. She has been selling water and bites to eat at a place called Ubungo Maziwa for 10 years now, and is able to earn a monthly profit of around $60.

This will be Pilly's second loan, called a motisha loan, from Tujijenge Tanzania. (A motisha loan is a loan product offered by Tujijenge that allows borrowers with good credit ratings to pay back their original loans faster and receive extra money before their original loan term has ended.) She used the first loan to increase her business and has paid it back successfully. Pilly hopes to obtain a loan to further increase her business.

Pilly will share this loan with her small loan group Arusha which totals 10 members. The members of the group hold each other accountable in paying back the loan. In the picture, Pilly is second from the left.

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
  • 48
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,727,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,381.7
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Arusha Group's $2,025 loan helped a member to buy more water and make more bites.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 24, 2010
Apr 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2010