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Tafuta Upate Group
In this Group: Apolonia, Lucia, Haikam, Anatalia, Arafa, Mariam, Amina, Janeth, Ester, Subira, Khadija, Issa, Magreth, Veronica, Magreth*, Dalreni
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Apolonia, is in her early forties and is married with three children. She has been a food vendor for seven years now. She works from 6am to 10pm and she is able to make a good monthly profit.

This will be Apolonia’s sixth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loan to increase the stock of food and pay the school fees for her children and has paid back all her loans successfully. She hopes for a loan to add more stock of food to sell. Apolonia’s dream is to one day build her own house.

Apolonia will share this loan with her loan group, "Tafuta upate", which totals 16 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable in paying back the 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
  • 25
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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 Tafuta Upate Group's $4,500 loan helped a member to add more stock of food to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 28, 2011
Jan 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 16, 2012