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Yusufu's Group
In this Group: Yusufu, Mwatumwa, Amina, Zainabu, Asha, Fredrick, Fatuma, Mariamu, Salma, Salumu, Agnes, Asha, Hamisi, Issa, Onassaa
Yusufu S., age 31, is married with two children (ages 7 and 4). He has a tailoring business that he started in 1999. He works from 7am to 7pm daily and is able to make a monthly profit of about $65.

Yusufu has taken out two previous loans from Tujijenge Tanzania to start another business of making cement fences. He hopes for a new loan to buy materials for his tailoring business. Yusufu will share this loan with his loan group Mwinyi. In the picture, Yusufu is seated first from the left in a blue shirt.

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
  • 25
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,200,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,182.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Yusufu's Group's $5,000 loan helped a member to buy more materials for sewing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 30, 2008
Jun 7, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2008