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Silvia's Riziki Group
In this Group: Silivia, Mazoea, Witness, Reila, Sophia, Paulina, Miraji, Farida, Hellen, Juma, John, Arapha, Aisha, George, Rukia, Sharon, Elisi, Sauda, Selemani
Silvia, age 36, is the single parent of three children, ages 17, 14, and 2. She runs a poultry business, which she started eight years ago, as well as a charcoal business, which she began three years ago. She works at these businesses from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and is able to make a monthly profit of about $180 from her work.

In the past, Silvia took two loans from Tujijenge Tanzania to revive her chicken business when it was struggling to make a profit. She now hopes for a new loan to buy more chicks and feed for the chickens. She will share this loan with her loan group Riziki, which totals 19 members who guarantee each other in paying back their loans.

In the picture, Silvia is in the second row, third from the left.

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
  • 1,235.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Silvia's Riziki Group's $3,700 loan helped a member to buy more chicks and chicken feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 19, 2008
May 3, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 20, 2008