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White Group
In this Group: Mathew, Teddy*, Ibrahim, Odine, Salama, Nassoro
* not pictured
Matthew A. is in his mid-forties and is married with two children, aged 12 and 9. Matthew operates a small food shop that he has been running for 10 years. The shop is open daily between 12 am and 11pm and he is able to make a good monthly profit.

This will be Matthew’s 3rd 'Motisha' loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. A 'Mothisha' loan is a product offered by Tujijenge Tanzania that allows borrowers with good credit ratings to pay back their original loans faster and receive extra money before their original loan term would have ended. He used his previous two loans on increasing shop inventory, and both have been successfully repaid. He aims to use his third loan on buying more land. Matthew’s dream is to one day build a house for himself on this new land.

Matthew will share this loan with his loan group, White, which has 6 members. The members of the group will hold each other responsible for repaying the loans.

In the picture, Matthew is seen in the first row, on the left, wearing a black suit.

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
  • 47
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,721,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,521.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of White Group's $1,125 loan helped a member to buy land to one day build a house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 16, 2010
Sep 22, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011