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Kisanga Group
In this Group: Hamdan, Ally, Amina, Anjela, Sabrina, Fanuel, Hamimu*, Hassan, Elias, Hemed, Lilian, Saidi*, Gervas, John, Rukia*, Mohamed, Hilda
* not pictured
Hamdan, who is in his mid 50s, is married and has four children who go to school and college. He has also two grandchildren who are still very young.

He has had a tailoring business since 1979. He works from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and is able to make a good monthly profit.

This will be his second loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. He used the previous loan to buy more fabrics and sewing equipment and has paid back his loan successfully. He hopes for a loan to buy a modern electrical sewing machine. He has been using a manual sewing machine with which it takes a lot of time to make a dress and has to use a lot of energy. His dream is to one day be able to build his own house.

He will share this loan with his loan group "Kisanga," which has a total of 17 members who will hold each other accountable in paying back their loans.

(For these two days the weather has not been good for photos.)

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
  • 24
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,200,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,590.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kisanga Group's $3,575 loan helped a member to buy a modern electrical sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 3, 2011
Aug 8, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011