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Crane Group
In this Group: Mariam, Issa, Cornel, Perpetua, Amina, Sunday, Hassan, Albano, Preskus*, Modest, Rashid, Rehema, Kindamba
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Mariam, who is in her early 50s, is married with four children who are all grown up. She has five grandchildren and three of them go to school. The other two are small. She has been running a business of tie and dye for three years now. She works from 8 am to 4 pm daily and is able to make a small monthly profit.

This will be Mariam's seventh loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to start making and selling tie and dye clothes called Vikoye. Previously, she used to sell cooked food. She is doing very well and is happy with the loan, which enables her to be self sufficient. She has paid back all her loans successfully. She used the profit to pay school fees for her three grandkids and covered household expenses. She will use this loan to buy more rolls of materials and different type of colors for her tie and dye business.

Mariam will share this loan with her loan group "CRANE", which has 13. The members 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
  • 15
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,065,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,630.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Crane Group's $2,950 loan helped a member to buy more rolls of materials and different types of colors for her tie and dye business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 26, 2013
Jul 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013