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Theopista M., age 48, is married and has 2 children (ages 18 and 20). She owns a restaurant business which she started 5 years ago. Theopista's restaurant is open from 6:30 am until mid-night every day, allowing her to earn a monthly profit of about US$873.

In the past, Theopista has taken out one previous loan from Tujijenge Tanzania in order to expand her restaurant. She now hopes to receive a new loan to buy more and better equipment for the same business.

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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.

About Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 45
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,721,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,145.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Theopista purchase of equipment and tools for a restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 3, 2008
Feb 18, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 4, 2008