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Maisha Zakhem Group
In this Group: Stella, Mwajuma, Zuelea, Kassimu, Fatuma, Daima, Zainabu, Maua, Mayasa, Asha, Laya, Suda, Fatuma
Stella is a 50-year-old married mother of three children who are in school. For seven years now, Stella, a member of Maisha Zakhem group, has been managing her life by running a food shop selling a variety of products such as rice, beans, sugar, maize, flour, etc. She works from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.daily, and is able to earn a fair profit per month.

Stella is now requesting her seventh loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. With her previous loans, all since repaid, she purchased food items for her shop and started selling tap water. Profits were used to pay school fees and home expenses. She will use this loan to restock more foods in her shop. Stella dreams of building a nice house and owning a car.

Stella will share this loan with her loan group "Maisha Zakhem," which consists of 13 members. The members 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
  • 53
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,709,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,627.4
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Maisha Zakhem Group's $4,425 loan helped a member to buy more foods for her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 29, 2013
May 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013