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Becham Group
In this Group: Elizabeth, James, Roda, Mariam*, Christian, Helmelgilda, Albina, Veronica, Christowelu*, Bonifafe, Kachiki, Fausta, Shadiya, Beatrice, Christipher
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Elizabeth, who is in her early 50s, is married with two children who are still going to school. She has been running a "Genge-Duka" (a retail shop providing fruits and vegetables in the same shop) and supplying food in two different bars for 10 years now. She works from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily and is able to make a good monthly profit.

This will be her 4th loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to build a foundation for the house she is about to start building, bought the missing items in the Genge-Duka, bought a big cooking stove for cooking food, and paid for household expenses. She has paid back the loans successfully. She wants a loan to increase the stock in the Genge-Duka and to build a room for cooking food. Her dream is to one day be able to sell drinks and clothes.

She will share this loan with her loan group "Becham" which has a total of 15 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
  • 24
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,200,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,562.9
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Becham Group's $3,700 loan helped a member to increase the stock in the Genge-Duka and to build a room for cooking food.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2012
Apr 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 18, 2012