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Margaret L., age 31, is married with no children but she is living with her sister’s daughters, ages 16 and 14. She sells charcoal and fried fish. She started these businesses 5 years ago and works daily from 8am until 9pm. She is able to earn a monthly profit of around US$ 369.

This will be Margaret’s second loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loan to start up the fish business and has repaid the loan successfully. She now hopes for a second loan to expand her charcoal business and to buy a big bucket of cooking oil for frying fish.

Margaret belongs to Songa group. The members of her group hold each other accountable in paying back their loans.

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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.

About Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 24
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,200,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,310.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Margaret to increase her charcoal stock and buy a big bucket of cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2009
Mar 2, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2009