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Uestline Group
In this Group: Rhoda, Ibrahim, Stephano, Irene, Mariam, Christina, Kibunda, Zaituni, Sophia, Abdalah, Ufoo, Shukuru, Furaha, Hamisi*, Resty, Kemed, Gasper
* not pictured
Rhoda M. is in her mid-50s and is married with four children. For the past nine years, she has run a shop selling soda, juice and water. Her shop is open from 7 am to 8 pm. She makes a fair monthly profit.

This will be Rhoda's fourth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used her previous loans to buy drinks and empty crates for her shop and has successfully paid back her loans. She would like to use her current loan to begin selling kangas (sarongs worn by Swahili women). Her dream is to travel one day.

Rhoda will share this loan with her group, Uestline, which has 17 members. The group members will hold each other accountable in repaying the loan.

In the photo, Rhoda can be seen first on the left in the second 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
  • 25
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,200,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,490.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Uestline Group's $2,900 loan helped a member to begin selling kangas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 3, 2010
Nov 7, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 24, 2011