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Uwele Group
In this Group: Hamida, Safia, Helen, Gladness, Rebecca, Nuru, Edith, Selina, Paulina, Roswita, Theresia, Amina, Farida, Happyness, Elizabeth
Hamida M., who is in her mid-thirties, is married. She sells food and "bites" (snacks) to school children at a school just outside the city centre. She works from 9:30am to 5:00pm daily and is able to make a good monthly profit.

This will be Hamida's first loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She wants a loan to increase her stock of food and snacks. Her dream is to have a wholesale shop selling hardware.

Hamida will share this loan with her loan group, Uwele, which has a total of 15 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable in paying back the loans.

In the picture, Hamida is in front row, first on the left in a flowered dress.

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
  • 1,508.4
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Uwele Group's $2,125 loan helped a member to increase her stock of food and snacks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 17, 2011
Feb 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011