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Twitange Group
In this Group: Scolastica, Fadhili, Asha, Hamida, Mohamed, Beatus*, Mwanaisha*, Said, Hadija, Anna, Hassan, Benjamin, Lilian, Beatrice, Zainabu, Venance, Mangole, Salma
* not pictured
Scolastica D., who is in her early forties, is married with five children who are still at school. She has been a fish monger for five years. She buys her fish from the ocean area of Kigamboni, fries them and then takes them to her home area of Mbenzi for selling. She works from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily and is able to make a fair monthly profit.

This will be Scolastica's 2nd loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loan to buy more fish and repaid it successfully. She hopes for a loan to increase her fish stock. Her dream is to one day buy land.

Scolastica will share this loan with her loan group "Twitange" which has a total of 18 members, who will hold each other accountable in repaying their loans. In the picture, Scolastica is 3rd from the right in the front row wearing an orange sarong.(It was raining that day so the photo was not good and Fadhili K. was trying to adjust his glasses so his face was a bit covered).

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
  • 15
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,075,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,522.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Twitange Group's $4,750 loan helped a member to increase her fish stock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 26, 2011
May 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011