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Sigara Group
In this Group: Evalina, Salma, Sauda , Dorah, Catherine, Ashura, Masha, Rehema, Saumu, Mariam, Magreth, Anna, Mwanaisa, Gloria, Felister, Imelda, Johari, Leah, Christina
Evalina, who is in her early 30s, is married with two daughters who are in school. For 10 years, Evalina has been earning a living by running a beauty salon business. She works from 8am to 8pm daily and she is able to make a good profit per month.

This will be her first loan from Tujijenge Tanzania, which she wants to use to buy missing salon equipment. Her dream is to one day be able to be a well known businesswoman.

She will share this loan with her loan group, "SIGARA", which totals 19 members. The members of the group 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
  • 28
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,182,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,583.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sigara Group's $5,375 loan helped a member to buy missing salon equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 18, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013