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Kirua Group
In this Group: Edward, Omary, Fedelia, Salma, Joyce, Athuman, Oliver*, Ramadhan, Mwajuma, Neema*, Veronica, Fatrum A, Aisimbo, Fredrick*, Athuman
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Edward, who is in his early 30's, is married with one child who still goes to school. Edward has been a taxi driver for 5 years now. He works from 7 a.m to 9 p.m. daily and is able to make a fair monthly profit.

This will be his 10th loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. Edward used the previous loans to open a business for his wife selling clothes, bought land, paid school fees and household expenses. Edward used to drive someone's taxi, but now he has bought his own taxi. He has paid back all his loans successfully. He wants the current loan to make bricks for building his house. His dream is to one day be able to build his own house.

He will share this loan with his loan group "Kirua", which has a total of 15 members who will hold each other accountable for 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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 24
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,200,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,700.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kirua Group's $3,075 loan helped a member to make bricks for building his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 18, 2011
Oct 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012