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Boresh Group
In this Group: Zena, Edward, Joseph, Theresia, Rhobi, Neema, Zubeda, Ally, Fatuma*, Godian, Penina, Chacha, Nyambari, Bibianna, Joseph
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Zena, who is in her mid 50s, is married with seven children and three of them are still going to school. She has had a charcoal business for 15 years now. She works from six in the morning through six in the evening daily and is able to make a good monthly profit. Zena will share this loan with her loan group, Boresh, which has 15 members who will hold each other accountable for paying back their loans.

Zena is requesting her fifth loan from Tujijenge Tanzani to buy more sacks of charcoal. She used her previous loans to increase her charcoal stock, sell vitumbua (sweet fried rice cakes), and provide for her household expenses. She has successfully repaid all of her loans. Zena's dream is to one day be able to build her own house.

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
  • 24
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,200,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,575.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Boresh Group's $2,900 loan helped a member to buy sacks of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 11, 2012
Jan 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2012