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Tujikwamue Kiburunga Group
In this Group: Lucy, Zawapi, Mariamu, Swaumu, Ashura, Sara, Nuru, Halima, Mwanaisha, Mariamu, Jela, Rehema, Tatu, Malwa, Asma, Kidewu, Azzu S., Sophia*, Sijujuu*, Aisha, Hamida, Asha, Kaleki Ally
* not pictured
Lucy T., the President of the Tujikwamue Kiburugwa Group, is 32 years old, married, and has two young daughters, ages three and nine. Lucy runs a small café selling milk, juice, soda, and water. She also sells Irish potatoes at a small stand beside the café. Lucy has been running her café for a year, working from about 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

With Lucy's first loan from Tujijenge Tanzania, she was able to purchase cooking oil and milk. Having repaid that loan, she will use this one, her second, to restock her milk inventory and add more Irish potatoes. Lucy's dream is that with increased profits from her business, she will one day be able to renovate and expand her family's small home.

Lucy will share this loan with her group, whose 23 members run a variety of businesses including sales of food, charcoal, fish and poultry. They hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

In the picture, Lucy is in the middle row, towards the right. She is wearing a yellow and green 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
  • 25
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,190,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,417.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tujikwamue Kiburunga Group's $4,325 loan helped a member buying milk and Irish potatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 17, 2010
May 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010