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Kizota Group
In this Group: Jane, Ereneo, David, Philemon, Husna, Pius, Macia, Mwanahamis, Amina, Kulwa, Mwajuma, Zabibu, Anna, Aisha, Riziki, Mariam
Janeth, who is in her early 30's, is married. She has two children who go to school. She has been running a business of selling fabrics, shoes and hand bags, from door to door for 5 years now. She works from 8 a.m to 12 a.m (works for four hrs. only) daily and is able to make a fair monthly profit.

This will be Janeth's 3rd loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to increase her inventory from just the fabrics to start selling shoes and hand bags. She also paid school fees and household expenses. Janeth has paid back all her loans successfully. She hopes for a loan to buy more fabrics, bags and shoes to sell.

She will share this loan with her loan group, "Kizota", 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
  • 22
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,200,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,560.2
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kizota Group's $1,925 loan helped a member to buy more fabrics, bags and shoes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 25, 2011
Aug 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011