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Singida Group
In this Group: Asma, Albi, Kussu, Victoria, Waida, Victoria*, Mwana, Hamida, Salma, Mary, Harona, Mwanahamisi, Hidaya, Sophia, Jane
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Asma A., is in her late twenties and is single with a 6-month-old daughter. She has been a food vendor for two years and works from 7.00am to 6.00pm daily. She is able to make a small monthly profit.

This will be Asma's fifth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to increase the food stock by buying her supplies by the sack instead of by the kilo. She has paid back her loans successfully. She hopes for a loan to further increase the food stock. Her dream is to one day own a beauty salon.

Asma will share this loan with her loan group "Singida" 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, Asma is in the middle at the back row wearing a black-and-white blouse.

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
  • 1,507.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Singida Group's $2,975 loan helped a member to increase her food stock and buy it in larger quantities.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2011
Apr 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011