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Machimbo Group
In this Group: Andrew, Fredy, Asha, Febronia, Mariam, Rehema, Marino, Emanuel, Jofrey, Frank, Mwajuma, Kobelo, Selina, Protas, Perpetua, Kirsan
Andrew, who is in his early 30s, is a widower with two children who are still going to school. He has been selling water, sodas, juice and chips for four years now. He works from 10.00 am to 11.00 pm daily and is able to make a fair monthly profit.

This will be his 5th loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. He used the previous loans to build a second room, fill in the missing items in his kiosk, and cover household expenses and has paid back all his loans successfully. He wants a loan to buy more sodas, juice, and water to resell and a sack of Irish potatoes for making chips. His dream is to one day be able to build a third room.

He will share this loan with his loan group "Machimbo" which has a total of 16 members who will hold each other accountable for 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
  • 16
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,065,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,586.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Machimbo Group's $4,225 loan helped a member to buy more sodas, juice, water and a sack of Irish potatoes for chips.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 18, 2012
Apr 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 18, 2012