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Canter Group
In this Group: Hawa, Pelagia, Sophia, Salma, Teckla, Ashura, Eva, Rose, Catherine, Stella, Fatuma, Rispa*, Grace, Ramadhani, Halima, Mathayo
* not pictured
Hawa S. is in her mid-thirties and is married with three children. Hawa has been running a charcoal store since 2000. The store is open between 8:00 am to 9:00 pm and earns Hawa a fair monthly profit.

This will be Hawa's second loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. Hawa used her previous loan to increase her stock of charcoal and then started selling samosas. This loan has since been successfully repaid. With this loan, Hawa aims to increase her stock of charcoal and buy a sack of flour and cooking oil as well. Hawa's dream is to one day add another charcoal store.

Hawa will share this loan with her loan group, Canter, which totals 16 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for repaying the loans.

In the picture, Hawa can be seen first from right wearing a pink blouse and a colored headcover.

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 Canter Group's $3,200 loan helped a member to increase the charcoal stock for sale, plus purchase sacks of flour and cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 23, 2010
Dec 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2011