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Machimbo Group
In this Group: Kaeni, Mohamed, Michael, Hadija
Kaeni, who is in his mid 20s, is single. He has been running a barber shop business for three years now. He works from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm daily and is able to make a good monthly profit.

This will be Kaeni's third loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. He used the previous loans to buy a TV set, radio and two new chairs, all for salon use. He is doing great with his salon. Since he started getting loans from Tujijenge, he has been able to get the salon up to date and is getting more and more customers. He is happy with the loan. He has paid back all his previous loans successfully. He used the profit to buy a sofa set, fridge, radio and to cover household expenses.

Kaeni will use this loan to buy more salon equipment in order to attract more customers. He dreams of continuing to improve his salon.

Kaeni will share this loan with his loan group, "Machimbo," which has four members who 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
  • 1,608.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Machimbo Group's $1,100 loan helped a member to buy more salon equipment in order to attract more customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 13, 2013
Nov 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014