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Safina Group
In this Group: Asha, Veneranda, Yusta, Andrew, Hadija, Sauda, Ramda, John, Hamisi , Kasim , Nasra, Haji, Monica, Emannuel, Mary Riward, Agness, Hawa, Asha.....
Asha, who is in her mid-30s, is a married mother of two children, both of whom attend school. The operator of a beauty salon since 2000, she is able to make a fair monthly profit working from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily.

Now requesting her fifth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania to purchase more salon equipment, Asha used her previous loans, all since repaid, to restock items in her salon and to pay school fees. Her dream is to one day be able to build her own house.

She will share this loan with her loan group "Safina," which has a total of 18 members who will hold each other accountable for repaying 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
  • 24
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,200,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,591.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Safina Group's $5,750 loan helped a member to purchase more salon equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 29, 2012
Mar 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 16, 2012