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Yohana is in his early thirties and married with one child who is still at school. He has been a blacksmith for eight years now. He works from 8am to 6pm daily and is able to make a small monthly profit.

This will be Yohana's first loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. He will use the loan to buy an up-to-date welding machine. He dreams of buying more materials for his business in order to make better iron windows and doors.

Yohana will share this loan with his loan group, "LOTUS," 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
  • 25
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,183,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,688.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Lotus Group's $2,700 loan helped a member to buy an up-to-date welding machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 11, 2014
Jun 23, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014