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Msimamo Group
In this Group: Kadala, Hadija, Asha*, Nassoro, Magreth, Ismail, Hadija, Zainabu, Zainabu, Amina, Rukia, Grace, Amiri, Zainabu, Rukia, Farida
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Kadala is in her early 50s and is married with one grown-up child. She has been running a food vendor business for 13 years now. She works from 6am to 3pm daily and is able to make a small monthly profit.

This is her 2nd loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loan to increase the items which were out of stock. She has paid back her loan successfully. She hopes for a loan to buy 50 kilos of rice, a small bucket of cooking oil and 50 kilos of beans. Her dream is to one day buy a plot of land.

She will share this loan with her loan group "Msimamo" which has a total of 16 members, who will hold each other accountable in paying back their loans.

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
  • 31
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,092,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,613.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Msimamo Group's $2,650 loan helped a member to buy 50 kilos of rice, a small bucket of cooking oil, and 50 kilos of beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 29, 2011
Jul 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2011