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Lotus Group
In this Group: Prisila, David, Yusufu, Viola, Ashura, Amina, Anna, Zuhura, Ahadi*, Have, Helena, Nyerera, Joyce, Gerald, Jackson
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Prisila, who is in her 20's, is married and has three children. She earns a living by selling secondhand clothes, works from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily and is able to make a small monthly profit. She is applying for her eighth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used her previous loans to buy more secondhand clothes to sell. She repaid these loans completely and on time. Now she is applying for a new loan to buy more items to sell. Her goal for the future is to open a large shop where she can sell her clothing. Plicila will share this loan with her group, which is called "Lotus" and has 15 members. Each member holds the others accountable for repaying their share of this loan.

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
  • 32
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,092,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,676.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Lotus Group's $2,775 loan helped a member to buy more clothing to sell to her customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2011
Dec 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 16, 2012