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Jitahidi Msakuzi Group
In this Group: Mwanahawa, Sinawema, Iddy, Mrisho, Halima, Halima, Marry, Colomanga, Gisela, Subira, Magreth, Halody*, Charlse, Bupe, Modekai, Brison
* not pictured
Mwanahawa, who is in her early 30s, is a widow with two children who go to school. She has been running a grocery business for three years now. She works from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. (for six hours in the evenings only) daily and is able to make a small monthly profit.

This will be her fourth loan from Tujijnge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to increase grocery stock and for school fees and household expenses. She has paid back all her loans successfully. She wants a loan to increase beer stock. Her dream is to one day be able to open a shop for selling food.

She will share this loan with her loan group, "Jitahidi Msakuzi," 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
  • 26
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,092,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,560.2
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Jitahidi Msakuzi Group's $2,825 loan helped a member to increase beer stock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 26, 2011
Aug 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011