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Mapatano Group
In this Group: Esther, Ramla, Beatrice, Wilcox, Gerald, Asia, Sophia, Hashim
Esther J. age 42 is married with three children ages 23, 14 and 10. She owns a genge (fruits and vegetable stand). She started this business in 2005 and works daily from 8am until 6pm. She is able to earn a monthly profit of about $175.

This will be Esther’s fouth loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the three previous loans to increase the stock of her genge and has paid the loans back successfully. She now hopes for a new loan to expand her genge by purchasing more fruits and vegetables to sell.

Esther will share this loan with subgroup A of the Mapatano group. The subgroup has 8 members, who run shops, grocery, hardware, sell clothes and are photographers. These members hold each other accountable in paying back their loans. In the picture, Esther in 1st on the right front 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
  • 24
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,200,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,390.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mapatano Group's $2,625 loan helped a member to increase on her genge (fruits and vegetable stand).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2009
Feb 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009