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Mrangirangi Group
In this Group: Esther, Said , Alfred, Happiness, Fredrick, Issack, Janeth, Anna , Getruda, Omary *, Rukia, Mwanaisha, Wilfred, Mwanahamis*, Jane, Godfrey , Aisa*
* not pictured
Esther A. is in her late fifties and is married with three children. Since 1997, Esther has been running a charcoal business. The shop is open daily between 6 am and 6:30 pm and earns Esther a good monthly profit.

This will be Esther's 8th loan with Tujijenge Tanzania. Esther's previous loans were all used to increase her supplies of charcoal. These loans have all been successfully repaid. Esther aims to use her 8th loan to once again increase her stock of charcoal.

Esther will share this loan with her loan group Mrangirangi, which totals 17 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for repaying the loans.

In the picture, Esther can be seen on the far right in the back row.

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
  • 16
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,065,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,502.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mrangirangi Group's $4,400 loan helped a member increase stock of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 15, 2010
Oct 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 24, 2011