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Dove Group
In this Group: Mariam, Renatha, Mary*, Claudio, Nuru, Dominica, Rehema, Ester, Helena*, Rose, Neema, Calorine, Upendo, Beatrice, Elory
* not pictured
Mariam S. is in her late twenties and has one child. For the past two years, she has run a business purchasing vitenge (cloth), kangas (sarongs), and other second-hand clothing, selling it door-to-door. She purchases her goods in the Kariakoo marketplace of Dar es Salaam and sells them in Arusha, in the north of Tanzania.

She works from 8 am to 9 pm, and makes a monthly profit of more than $100. Her dream is to one day open a store to sell her clothing so that she doesn't have to sell door-to-door.

This will be Mariam's first loan with Kiva field partner Tujijenge Tanzania. She will share the loan with her group, Dove, which has 15 members in total. The group members will hold each other accountable in repaying the loan. Mariam can be seen in the photo in the center of the first row, seated, wearing orange and black.

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
  • 15
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,065,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,494.8
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Dove Group's $2,175 loan helped a member to purchase vitenge, kanga, and bed sheet to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 10, 2010
Nov 15, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2011