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Chamwino Group
In this Group: Zahara, Mwahija, Jamila, Robi, Rukia, Asa, Neema, Noela, Hanisha, Amina, Regina, Anna, Antuja, Fatuma
Zahara, who is in her mid 40s, is a married woman with five children (two sons and three daughters) who are in school. She is doing fine with her family.

Zahara has been handling her life by having two small businesses, charcoal selling and snacks. She has been doing these for ten years. She works from 6 am to 9 pm daily, and is able to earn a good profit each month.

This will be her 8th loan request from Tujijenge Tanzania. With the previous loans, all of which were repaid successfully, she managed to purchase more charcoal stock and some kilos of bakery flour. With the profit, she covered household expenses, school fees, and started building her house.

She will use this loan to restock businesses items, and the balance for finishing her house building. She dreams of owning another business selling foods.

She will share this loan with her loan group, 'CHAMWINO' which has 14 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
  • 26
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,200,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,623.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Chamwino Group's $4,100 loan helped a member to restock businesses items .
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 25, 2013
Apr 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013