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Uwezesho Group
In this Group: Scolastica, Latifa, Daniel, Saade, Salum, Saumu, Kita, Daud, Msafiri, Sefu
SCOLASTICA, who is in her mid 30's, is a widow with two children, who are still in school. She has been running a general store business for two years now. She works from 7 AM to 11 PM daily and is able to make a good monthly profit.

This will be SCOLASTICA's 3rd loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to buy dry foods like sugar, maize flour, baking flour, beans, bar and powdered soaps, and other shop products for resale. She has managed to pay back all of her previous loans successfully. Scolastica used her business profit to cover school fees and household expenses. Scolastica will use this loan to increase the general store inventory and meet her customers' demands. She dreams of being able to improve her general store shop.

Scolastica will share this loan with her loan group" UWEZESHO " which totals 10 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
  • 19
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,057,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,589.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Uwezesho Group's $4,800 loan helped a member to increase the general store inventory and meet his customers' demands.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 16, 2013
Dec 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014