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Monrovia Group
In this Group: Zainabu, Hidaya, Asma, Joyce, Sarah, Anthon, Adipenda, Asha, Mariam, Stella, Fatuma, Selina, Mohamed, Jamila
Zainabu, who was born in the early 1960s, is married with three boys and a girl, who are in school. For seven years now, Zainabu has had two food businesses. She has a fruits and vegetable business, working from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, and a chips business, where she has a helper from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. She usually joins work with her helper after closing her genge business. Zainabu is able to make a good profit per month.

This is her tenth loan request from Tujijenge Tanzania, which will be used to buy chickens which are mostly demanded by her chips customers. With the previous loans, all of which paid back successfully, she bought sacks of Irish potatoes, cooking oil and eggs. She used her business profit to cover school fees and home expenses. Zainabu wishes to one day be in a position to finish building her house.

Zainabu will share this loan with her loan group, "Monrovia", which totals 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
  • $16,182,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,618.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Monrovia Group's $5,500 loan helped a member to buy chickens which are mostly demanded by her chips customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 31, 2013
Aug 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014