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Green Tomalin Group
In this Group: Masoud, Stella, Tabu, Carolina, Mwanamkuu, Mwanaisha, Rosemary, Rofina, Rose
Masoud, a married man with three children, has been running two activities: selling charcoal and operating a small shop selling rice, beans, soft drinks, etc. Masoud has been in these businesses for two years. Masoud, who is in his early 30s, works from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. each working day and is able to make a fair return per month.

This is his 6th loan request from Tujijenge Tanzania and Masoud will use it to buy more sacks of charcoal and restock his small shop business. With the previous loans, all of which he paid back successfully, he bought more charcoal, a shop freezer, and started a small shop business. He is doing fine and it shows. With his business profit, Masoud bought a radio, mattress and bed, sofa set, gas cooker and DVD player. Masoud dreams that one day he will be able to buy a pick-up type of cargo car.

He will share this loan with his loan group, Green Tomalin, which totals 9 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
  • 20
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,082,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,614.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD
A portion of Green Tomalin Group's $3,925 loan helped a member to buy more sacks of charcoal and restock his small shop.
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 26, 2013
Aug 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 30, 2013