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Mlimani Group
In this Group: Mgeni, Iddi, Said, Khadija*, Rehema, Shilla, Sudy, Tabita, Georgia, Omary, Saidi, Husna
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Mgeni, who is in her late 50s, is a widow with three children, all of whom are grown up. She has been running two types of businesses for 17 years (selling charcoal and food vending). She works from 7 am until midnight daily and is able to make a good monthly profit.

This will be Mgeni's fourth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to start selling cooked food and to buy sacks of charcoal. She has paid back all her loans successfully. She used the profits to buy a TV set, a small refrigerator, cupboard, and mattress, started building her house and covered household expenses. She will use this loan to buy food stock and sacks of charcoal. Some of the charcoal will be used for cooking food and the other portion for selling. Her dream is to finish building her house.

Mgeni will share this loan with her loan group "Mlimani", which has twelve 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
  • 47
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,727,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,582.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mlimani Group's $5,775 loan helped a member to buy food stock and sacks of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 27, 2013
Jan 2, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014