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Songa Mbele Group
In this Group: Jesca, Abdalah, Christine
Jesca is a mother of two daughters who are enrolled to school. She is a widow and for twelve months now she has been taking care of her family by managing a small business (kiosk), selling soft drinks and bites. Jesca runs her business at school where she sells to students. She opens her kiosk from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. per working day and is able to make a fair profit. Despite the small profit she gains, Jesca is always working hard to maximize her profits, and is able to pay her daughter’s school fees and home food expenses.

From Tujijenge Tanzania, this is Jesca's third loan request which she will use to buy the products in high demand for her business. She used the previous loans to buy a fridge to keep soft drinks cold, and she purchased juices and sodas. She successfully paid back all of her previous loans. Jesca received a profit which she used to cover home food expenses and saved a portion of for her future. She dreams of becoming a successful woman.

Jesca will share this loan with her loan group ”Songa Mbele” which totals three 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
  • 52
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,709,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,648.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Songa Mbele Group's $1,325 loan helped a member to buy the products in high demand for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 15, 2014
May 19, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014