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Kagera Group
In this Group: Mary, Zema, Fatuma, Christina, Anna, Fatuma, Neema, Nicholaus, Aisha, Tabu, Neema
Mary, who is in her early 40s, is married and lives together with her husband and two children (a boy and a girl) one who attends school while the other one has completed schooling. Mary has been running her local restaurant (mama lishe) for four years now. She works from 8 am to 6 pm daily and is able to make a good monthly profit.

This will be her third loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. Mary used the previous loans to increase her charcoal stock by purchasing more sacks to sell, covering her household expenses, and she has successfully repaid all her loans.

Mary hopes for a loan to replace old items like plates and chairs in her mama lishe business in order to make the business attractive as well as to attract more customers. Her dream is to one day be able to buy a plot of land and build her own house.

Mary will share this loan with her loan group " Kagera" which totals 11 members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for repaying 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
  • 14
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,082,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,584.8
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kagera Group's $3,800 loan helped a member to replace old items like plates and chairs in her mama lishe (local restaurant).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 25, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013