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Rufiji Group
In this Group: Shabani, Rajabu*, Ally , Kidawa*, Salumu, Saidi, Athumani, Ajuza, Kuruthumu*, Salama, Wahida, Abdalah, Azizi, Tausi, Frolah, Furaha, Zainabu, Bahati , Felisiana
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The borrower is in his 30s, married, and has one child who attends school. He has been running a business of selling shoes for two years. He works from 6 am to 5 pm daily and is able to make a good monthly profit.

The borrower is requesting his third loan from Tujijenge, which he will use to increase his stock of shoes. He used the previous loan to expand his business and has paid back all his loan successfully. In the future, he would like to expand his business.

He will share this loan with his borrowing group, "Rufiji," which has a total of 19 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
  • 53
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,709,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,685.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Rufiji Group's $3,075 loan helped a member to purchase shoes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 29, 2011
Nov 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2012