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Mzinga Group
In this Group: Hatibu, Beatrice, Restituta*, Asia, Rajabu*, Zena, Ashura, Bibie, Subira, Fatuma, Kipendo, Ratifa, Mtumwa, Saidi, Pendo
* not pictured
H. A. is in his mid-thirties and is married with two children. He has a general store and also sells CDs and DVDs. He has been in this business for two years and works from 6:00am to 9:00pm daily. He is able to make a good monthly profit.

This will be H.'s third loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. He used the previous loans to increase his stock for both businesses. He has successfully paid back his loans. He wants this loan to increase his product stock. His dream is to one day start a chicken sales business.

H. will share this loan with his loan group "Mzinga", which has a total of 15 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable in paying back their loans.

In the picture, H. is in front in a black t-shirt with orange decoration.

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
  • 46
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,721,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,502.1
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mzinga Group's $2,925 loan helped a member to increase the product stock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 6, 2011
Apr 7, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011