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Puma Group
In this Group: Lameck, Tatu, Fatuma, Jamila, Aminata, Hadija, Hana, Mariam, Farida, Mariam, Gloria, Sophia, Hana, Anna, Nzana, Hidaya
Lameck A., who is in his mid-forties, is a divorcee, and has three children, aged 17, 13 and 9. In the photo, he is the only man.

Lameck currently runs a fruit and vegetable stall, as well as selling baskets. He has been doing this for almost twenty years, and works daily between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. He currently makes a fair monthly profit.

This will be Lameck’s first loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. With this loan, he aims to increase his stock of baskets. His dream is to earn enough money to build his own house, and he strongly believes that increasing his stock of baskets will help achieve this dream.

Lameck will share this loan with his loan group, Puma, which totals sixteen members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable in paying back the loan.

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
  • 24
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,200,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,517.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Puma Group's $3,100 loan helped a member to make and sell more baskets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 8, 2010
Sep 14, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011