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Wastara Group
In this Group: Edson, Magreth, Khadija, Lilian, Latifa, Khadija, Stewart, Upendo, Mwamvita, Chiku, Nassra, Nuru, Salama, Doris, Asha, Faida
Edson, who is in his early 40s, is married and has three children who go to school. He has been running a business of selling secondhand clothes for seven years now. He works from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm daily and is able to make a fair monthly profit.

This will be his 6th loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. He used the previous loans to increase the stock of secondhand clothing, started another business of looking for tenders for sewing children uniforms, bought sofa sets, and paid school fees and household expenses. He has paid all of his loans successfully. He wants a loan to buy more secondhand clothes to resell and materials for sewing school uniforms. His dream is to one day build his own house.

Edson will share this loan with his loan group "Wastara", which has a total of 16 members, who will hold each other accountable for 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
  • 15
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,065,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,547.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Wastara Group's $2,850 loan helped a member to buy more secondhand clothes to resell and materials for sewing school uniforms.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 20, 2012
Jun 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012