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Baloon Group
In this Group: Ashura, Hamad, Mwanahamis, Debora, Teddy, Hadija
Ashura, who is in her late thirties, is single, with a boy and a girl who are in school.

For five years now, Ashura has been running three small businesses: a retail shop selling different items like match boxes, juices, and airtime and a "genge," a food cart, selling fruits and vegetables. She also runs a motorbike business for transportation. Ashura works from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. per working day and is able to make a good profit.

This will be her fifth loan request from Tujijenge Tanzania, which she will use to buy retail stocks and fruits and vegetables to resell.

With the previous loans, all paid back in full, she opened her retail shop business and bought fruits and vegetables for her cart.

Ashura used her profit to cover her kids' school fees, pay food expenses, and reinvest back in her business. She dreams of owning a three-wheel motorbike for business.

Ashura will share this loan with her loan group "BALOON," which totals six members. The members of the group 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
  • 16
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,065,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,611.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Baloon Group's $1,800 loan helped a member to buy stock for her retail shop and food cart.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 18, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014