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Challenge Group
In this Group: Samson, Subi, Sarah, Agnes, Christina, Dibibi, Christina , Shani, Iddi*, Wilbert, Christina, Gisela, Grace, Arafa, Hadija*
* not pictured
Samson M. is in his early thirties and married, with one child. Samson has been running a secondhand clothing business for the past ten years. He buys his clothes in the market area of Kariakoo and sells them door-to-door in Karume. He works from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and earns a low monthly profit.

This will be Samson's second loan with Tujijenge Tanzania. He used his first loan to increase his stock of clothes and has now successfully repaid this loan. With his second loan, Samson again hopes to refill his stock and ensure that he has enough goods to meet demand for his products. Samson's dream is to one day open his own shop from which he can sell his clothes.

Samson will share this loan with his loan group Challenge, which consists of 15 members, who will hold each other accountable for repaying the loans. In the photo, Samson can be seen in the back row in a striped shirt.

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
  • 1,485.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Challenge Group's $3,450 loan helped a member to increase his stock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 18, 2010
Dec 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2011