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Topi Group
In this Group: Tatu, Rose, Tabu, Florida, Halima, Jonas, Bernada, Daudi, Magret, Shebu
Tatu, who is in her early thirties, is single with two kids who are in school. Since 2008, she has been engaged in a genge (grocery store) business selling charcoal, fruits and vegetables. She is doing fine with her business and is able to make a fair monthly profit. Tatu normally works from 7 am to 9 pm every day.

This will be her fifth loan from Kiva partner Tujijenge Tanzania, and she will use it to restock more fruits and vegetables. With her previous loans, which ware all all paid back in full, Tatu purchased more business stock which made her genge attract more customers. She also purchased secondhand clothes, which she resells, and sacks of charcoal, which she divides up and sells in small packages. With her business profit, she covered home expenses, food expenses and school fees. Tatu dreams of buying a plot of land.

She will share this loan with her loan group Topi, which consists of 10 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
  • 24
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,200,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,605.1
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Topi Group's $3,450 loan helped a member to restock more fruits and vegetable for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 13, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014