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Kasuku Group
In this Group: Juma , Asha, Maria, Zubeda, Subira, Tumaini, Elizabeth, Sharifa, Azania, Hadija*, Kiwe, Sofia, Mwajab, Ashura, Sakina, Erasim
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J. M., age 42, is married with five children (ages 22, 12, 9, 5 and 2). He sells second-hand clothes and has a fruit and vegetable business as well. He started his businesses six years ago. His business is open from 8am to 10pm daily and is able to make about $40 profit per month.

In the past, J. has taken out one loan from Tujijenge Tanzania to buy more second-hand clothes for sale. He hopes for a new loan to start a barbershop for men. J. will share this loan with his loan group, Kasuku, which totals 16 members. These members hold each other accountable in paying back their loans.

In the picture, J. is the first man standing on the right in the middle row .

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
  • 53
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,709,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,240.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kasuku Group's $2,300 loan helped a member to start a barbershop for men.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 20, 2008
Dec 1, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009