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  MAGOMENI

Physical Location: Magomeni Lutheran Church
Plot No. 716
Magomeni Area
Off – Morogoro Road
P O Box 65226
Dar es Salaam
Tel………………… 022-2172600
E-mail……………..
ptzmagomeni@pride-tz.org

Magomeni Branch

PRIDE MAGOMENI - BRIEF HISTORY
Established: April 1997
Number of MECS: 160
Active Clients: 7263

Magomeni Branch
Magomeni Branch

BRANCH STAFF
No. of Assistant Branch Managers: 2
No. of Credit Officers: 9
No. of Credit Assistants: 1
No. of Back-End Officers: 1
No. of Support Staff: 5
Total: 18

BRANCH MANAGEMENT HISTORY
April 1997 to September 2003 - M/S Vicky Bishubo

Sept 2003 to May 2005 - Ms Hilda Nsombo

May 2005 todate Ms Haigath Kitala

 




BRANCHES

PAMBA

Mwanza's Bismark rock

Physical Location: Kishimba International Traders Company Building
Opposite Main Bus Terminal
1 & 2nd Floors
P O Box 11398
Mwanza
Tel/Fax………………… 028-2500478
E-mail…………….. ptzpamba@pride-tz.org

A SHORT HISTORY OF PAMBA BRANCH.
Pamba branch was officially opened in November 1997 and the first MEC was registered on 25th Nov 1997. The first branch manager was Mr. Abdi C. Masatu where he started with only four staff including him. Currently staff the number has increased to nine. From the start of the branch, the the branch management succession is as follows: -

BRANCH MANAGER SUCCESSION SINCE ESTABLISHMENT
1.ABDI MASATU FROM 1997 TO 2000
2.FELIX MGENDIFROM 2000 TO 2003 JUNE
3.ARTHUR MWAKYOMAFROM 2003 - 2003
4.MWANZALA SAINI

FROM 2003 -2005

5.KATOWA WAMBURA

FROM 2005 -2006

6.NASHON MANJI

FROM 2006 -TODATE


Currently (as of 11/01/2005) the branch has succeded to register 62 MECs with 2,499 clients in total. This is an average of 40.3 clients per MEC. Since the opening of the branch a total number of 22,421 loans has been disbursed with a total value of TShs 3,216,335,000/=. The branch portfolio is TShs 345,633,000/=.




MWANZA

Physical Location: Intercity Travellers Hotel Building
Karuta Street
P O Box 11398
Mwanza
Tel/Fax………………… 028-2500438
E-mail…………….. ptzmwanza@pride-tz.org

Branch Manager -  Verdiana Masanja

 




MUSOMA
Physical Location:
KMT Building
Opposite TCMB Building
Mukendo Street
P O Box 1340
Musoma
Tel/Fax………………… 028-2622964
E-mail…………….. ptzmusoma@pride-tz.org


MOSHI

Physical Location: Saba General Enterprises Ltd Building
Plot No 52 Block H
Chagga Street
P O Box 1294
Moshi
Tel/Fax………………… 027-2754273
E-mail…………….. ptzmoshi@pride-tz.org

SHORT HISTORY OF MOSHI BRANCH

1. PREAMBLE
PRIDE Tanzania-Moshi commenced business in 1996 with the intension of providing
loans to small traders at Moshi municipal.

Manager ; Shani Madenge




MOROGORO

Physical Location: CCM Regional Building
Adjacent to Saba Saba Stadium
Kiswanya Road
P O Box 1881
Morogoro
Tel………………… 023- 2614471.

E-mail…………….. ptzmorogoro@pride-tz.org

Branch Manager  Mariam Ngonyani

 

 

 

 

 

 




SINGIDA
Physical Location: CCM Building
Plot 20 Ff Kindai
Nkrumah Street
P O Box 1036
Singida
Tel/Fax………………… 026-2502443
E-mail…………….. ptzsingida@pride-tz.org


MBEYA

Beans and Maize in Mbeya. Background are Mbeya Mountains range

Physical Location: NBC Investment House
First Floor
Karume Avenue
P O Box 3037
Mbeya
Tel/Fax………………… 025-2502543
E-mail…………….. ptzmbeya@pride-tz.org

Manager L Mhagama




SONGEA

Abbey House at Peramiho

Physical Location: CRDB Building
Block G, Plot No 44
Njombe Road
P O Box 1310
Songea
Tel/Fax………………… 025-2602867
E-mail…………….. ptzsongea@pride-tz.org

1. INTRODUCTION

Songea branch was launched a way back to June 1998. Its establishment was the aftermath of the first PRIDE Baraza in Songea which was held in April the same year, at CCM district office grounds. The Baraza was organized and conducted under the supervision of operations Department (which by then, was headed by the current incumbent General Manager Mr. James Obama) and the staff involved were, the current Dodoma branch manager, Mr. Mlindwa Mlewa, who then later became the first branch Manager, and the current Officer –In charge, for Tukuyu Sub-branch, Mr.Michael Mwilangali, who by then was a credit Officer.

Abbey House at Peramiho
Abbey House at Peramiho

Branch Manager  - Ian Simwinga

4. BRANCH LOCATION AND ADDRESS.

i. Location: The Branch is situated in CRDB Building first (1st) floor, along Njombe Road Songea town, Ruvuma Region.

The Songea town, which is the capital town for Ruvuma Region is allocated almost 600 miles from Dar Es Salaam; South of Tanzania.

ii. Address:

PRIDE TANZANIA LTD,
SONGEA BRANCH,
BOX 1310,
PHONE 2502867,
SONGEA.

5. BRANCH PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT:

The branch has been registering a recommendable portfolio growth though in different manners either in oscillation manner or in a ladder climbing manner through out the whole period ie. 1998 –up to date.




KIGOMA

Kigoma natural harbour.

PRIDE KIGOMA BRANCH

Physical Location: Bera Karunda Building
Plot No. 265
Lumumba Road
P O Box 188
Kigoma
Tel………………… 028-2802310
E-mail…………….. ptzkigoma@pride-tz.org

SHORT HISTORY OF KIGOMA BRANCH

1. PREAMBLE

PRIDE Tanzania Kigoma branch has an office at Bera Karumba Building located in Kigoma Town centre along Lumumba Road/street on plot number 265 Lubengela area. Kigoma is the Regional town for Kigoma Region situated in the Western part of Tanzania with a population of 144,257. Most people are involved in the small-scale businesses.

PRIDE Tanzania made a decision of locating a branch in this town in 1998 due to the growing number of small and micro businesses in Kigoma Ujiji town council.

2. BRANCH PERFORMANCE

2.1. CLIENT POPULATION

Active population: Groups (MECs) 27, clients No. 1209
Gender Distribution: male 30%, Female 70%
Business sectors: Commerce – 70%, services – 25%, others – 5%.

2.2. PORTFOLIO:

Products: Solidarity group loans, savings
Expected products:- Fahari loans, Ajira loans, Money Transfer and Micro insurance.

Cumulatively disbursement:- Number 9505 value in Tshs. 1.26 billion
Portfolio as of Dec. 2004: Tshs. 156.2 million.

Forced savings (LIF): Tshs. 132.17 million

Repayment rate: 100%

Portfolio at risk: 0%

3. BRANCH STAFFING

Branch Manager: 1
Credit officers: 2
Credit Assistant: 1
Office Assistant: 1
Security Guard: 1
TOTAL 6

BRANCH MANAGEMENT HISTORY

July 1998 - November 1999 - Mr. Michael Kipuyo
Nov. 1999 - Feb. 2002 - Mr. Benedict Emmanuel
Feb. 2002 - Feb. 2003 - Mr. Richard M. Mahela
Feb. 2003 - To date - Mr. Genard Mutayoba




KARIAKOO

Physical Location: House No 29, Plot 39 Block M
Kariakoo Area
Swahili Street
P O Box 65226
Dar es Salaam
Tel………………… 022-2184058 
E-mail…………….. ptzkariakoo@pride-tz.org

Kariakoo branch along Swahili street.

SHORT HISTORY OF KARIAKOO BRANCH

1. PREAMBLE
Kariakoo branch was established during May 1995. It is centrally located along Rufiji/Swahili Street Kariakoo areas.

2. BRANCH PERFOMANCE

2.1 Active clients:
(i) 185 MECs (Groups) with population of 8200. This population is under group scheme.
(ii) 20 PEGs of Fahari loans (premium Scheme) with 73-client population.

2.2 PORTFOLIO
Products: MEC loans and Fahari Loans
Expected products:- Ajira loans, Money Transfer and Micro insurance.
Outstanding loan portfolio of about TShs. 1.1 billion.

Forced savings (LIF) Tshs
Repayment rate:
Portfolio at risk:

3. BRANCH STAFFING
Branch Manager - 1
Assistant Branch Managers - 2
Credit Officers - 12
Backend Officer - 1
Credit Assistant - 2
Support staff 5

4. BRANCH MANAGEMENT HISTORY:

May 1995 - Sept 1996 - Mr. E. Ntambi
Sept 1996 - May 1999 - Ms. Hilda Nsombo
May 1999 - May 2001 - Ms. Mary Likwelile
May 2001 - Nov 2003 - Ms. Hilda Nsombo
Nov 2003 – May 2005 - Ms Vicky Peter

May 2005 – todate – Ms Halima Hamza

 

 

 

 

 




IRINGA

Physical Location: NSSF Building
Ground Floor
Pawaga Road
P O Box 828
Iringa
Tel………………… 026-2702423
E-mail…………….. ptziringa@pride-tz.org

Branch Manager- Michael Mwilingali




DODOMA

Physical Location: NIC Building
Ground Floor
Uhindini Area
Mtendeni Street
P O Box 1956
Dodoma
Tel………………… 026-2324043
E-mail…………….. ptzdodoma@pride-tz.org

SHORT HISTORY OF DODOMA BRANCH

1. PREAMBLE
Dodoma is a municipal which is at the central part of Tanzania is located in longitude35 to 37 east and latitude 4 to 7 south. The informal sector is growing very rapid and has about 4500 small businesses, which make PRIDE Tanzania to potentially being attracted to open its branch in 1997. PRIDE Tanzania Dodoma has an office at Bima Building in Dodoma municipal along Lindi avenue / Mtendeni Street on plot number 12-51 Block M.
The Branch started with four market enterprise committees (MECS), now has 53 MECS. The branch is in operations for about 8 years as of December 2004

2. BRANCH PERFORMANCE: 1997-2004.

2.1. CLIENT POPULATION.
Since it started up to 2004 the Branch client population of about 2163 where 65% of clients are women and 35% are men.

2. AMOUNT OF LOANS DISBURSED
Cumulatively about 3.12 Billion amount of Loans were disbursed up to 2003,in 2004, the loan amount of loans reached to Tsh 4.067 Billion

3 PORTFOLIO AT RISK
The portfolio at risk for the period is ranging between 0.07- 0.88 %

4. LIF
LIF withdrawal is allowed where clients are allowed to access part of their LIF above the minimum 25% of their loan

5. BRANCH STAFFING
The Branch started with two staff in 1997, now we have 11 members’ staffs.

6. BRANCH MANAGERS

1997 - 2002 - JOSEPH THEOPHILO
2002 - 2003 - ELIJA OKENG’O
2003 - to date - MLINDWA MLEWA




BUGURUNI

Buguruni Branch

Buguruni Branch front view
Buguruni Branch front view

Physical Location: Buguruni Market Area
Plot No. 245 & 246 Block A
Madenge Street
P O Box 65226
Dar es Salaam
Tel………………… 022-2862573
E-mail…………….. ptzbuguruni@pride-tz.org

PRIDE BUGURUNI - BRIEF HISTORY

Established: Sept 1996
MECS: 97
Premium Loans: 15
Active Clientele: 4,453

STAFF

No. of Assistant Branch Managers: 2
No. of CO'S: 8
Credit Assistants: 1
Backend Officers: 1
Support Staff: 5

MANAGEMENT HISTORY
Sept 1996 - Feb 2000 - Ms. Shimi Ntuyabaliwe
Feb 2000 - March 2000 - Mr. Happyson Nkya
Mar 2000 - Feb 2002 - Mr. Leveniko Mbilinyi
Feb 2002 - Nov 2003 - Mr. Shabani Hashim
Nov 2003 – May 2005 - Ms. Haigath Kitala

May 2005 – todate – Ms Jacqueline Stenga

 

 

 




ARUSHA

Physical Location: Blue Rock House
Col. Middleton Road           
P O Box 13900
Arusha
Tel ..………………… 27-2544466
Fax …………………. 27-2502343 
E-mail…………….. ptzarusha@pride-tz.org

APPLY CHANGES
APPLY CHANGES

Arusha Declaration Monument one of the key attraction in Arusha

Branch Manager: Ms Ruth Urassa - 2006 - todate




HEAD OFFICE & REGIONAL OFFICES

HEAD OFFICE
All enquiries……………………………………2502945/2501952-3
Fax…………………………………………..27-2504050
E-mail………………………………………..ptzadmin@pride-tz.org

REGIONAL OFFICES


Coastal

Physical Location: 2nd Floor
House no 28
Block M, Plot no 39 Swahili Street
Kariakoo Area P O Box65226
Dar es Salaam
Tel/Fax………………… 022-2182597
Mobile………………….
E-mail…………….. vicky@pride-tz.org

Central

Physical Location: 2nd Floor
NIC Building Mtendeni Street P O Box1956
Dodoma
Tel/Fax………………… 026-2321551
Mobile………………….
E-mail…………….. masatu@pride-tz.org

Lake

Physical Location: 1st Floor
Intercity Travellers Hotel Building Karuta Street P O Box11398
Dodoma
Tel………………… 028-2503366/2500438
Fax…………….. 028-2500478
Mobile………………
E-mail…………….. ptzlakezone@pride-tz.org

Northern
Physical Location: 4th Floor, AICC, Ngorongoro Wing Simeoni Street P O Box13900
Arusha
Tel………………… 027-2182597
Fax…………….. 027-2504050
Mobile………………
E-mail…………….. ptznorthzone@pride-tz.org

Southern

Mbeya
Mobile………………
E-mail…………….. mgendi@pride-tz.org




MIANZINI

Mianzini Branch

Physical Location: Diplomat House
Nairobi-Moshi Road
P O Box 13900
Arusha
Tel………………… 027-2504852
E-mail…………….. ptzmianzini@pride-tz.org

SHORT HISTORY OF MIANZINI BRANCH

1. PREAMBLE

PRIDE Tanzania Mianzini Branch is located at diplomat house in Arusha municipal along main road of Moshi - Arusha few kilometers from Pride Tanzania headquarters. Arusha is a municipal town situated in the Northern part of Tanzania . It was established in 1900 by the German colonialist as garrison and headquarters of the former East Africa community in 1967 -1977, and the new revived East Africa community. It is the host of International
Tribunal dealing with the Rwanda Genocide. It is starting point for virtually all journeys into Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Tarangire, Arusha National parks, Lake Manyara and mount Kilimanjaro.People involve themselves with small businesses in the formal and mostly in the informal sector. PRIDE Tanzania was attracted to setup a branch in 1996,because of the
growing number of small and micro-businesses.

2. BRANCH PERFORMANCE.

2.1 CLIENT POPULATION
Active population: Group 50 (MEC) clients 2370
Gender distribution: Male 35% and Female 65%
Business sectors: -
Commerce 40%, service 30%, manufacture 9% others 21%

Mianzini Branch
Mianzini Branch

2.2 PORTIFOLIO.
Solidarity groups loans, Fahari loans, Ajira loans Money Transfer, Micro-insurance, Savings and Education loans.

2.3 PORTFOLIO

Cumulative disbursements: Number of loans is 25,467 valued at 8.28 billion Tshillings.
Portfolio as of Dec 2004: 512 million
Forced Saving (LIF): 338million.

3. BRANCH STAFFING
Branch Manager 1

Assistant Branch Manager 1
Fahari Field Officer 1
Credit Officers 3
Credit Assistant 1
Back end officer 1
Office Assistant 1
Security 1
TOTAL 10

4. BRANCH MANAGEMENT HISTORY.
Feb 1996 -July 1997 - Gladys Mtetewaunga
July 1997 -August 1999 - Gabriel Silayo
August 1999 - August 2000 - Mackanja Nyakina
August 2000 - Sept 2004 - Musa Mhando
Sept 2004 - To date - Hermenegild Kiyagi

 




PEMBA
Physical Location: Kichunwano Street
P O Box 76
Chake Chake
Tel/Fax………………… 024-2452975
E-mail…………….. ptzpemba@pride-tz.org


SUMBAWANGA

Sumbawanga

Manager;                  Hezron Nyamwayira             

                                Physical Location; NBC building

                                                            Mbeya Road

                                                            P O Box 770

                                                            Sumbawanga

                                                            Tel: 025-2801043

Mobile…………….0784-849091

                                                            E-mail…………….. ptzsumbawanga@pride-tz.org


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BABATI

Babati

Manager; Peter James              

                                Physical Location: Stand Street

                                                            P O Box 578

                                                            Lindi

                                                            Mobile…………….            0744-458352

                                                            E-mail……………..             ptzbabati@pride-tz.org


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LINDI

Lindi

Manager; Ramadhani Dongwala           

                                                             Physical location Jamhuri Road

Adjacent to CRDB

                                                            P O Box 50

                                                            Lindi

                                                            Mobile…………….            0754-534401

                                                            E-mail……………..             ptzlindi@pride-tz.org


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BUKOBA

Bukoba

Manager; Emmanuel T Usaka 

                   Physical Location              Jamhuri Road

NBC building

                                                            P O Box 1994

                                                            Bukoba

                                                            Tel/Fax…………………028-2220171

                                                            Mobile…………………                   

                                                            E-mail……………..            ptzbukoba@pride-tz.org


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MTWARA

Mtwara                      

Manager; Fredrick Otieno     

Sinani Street (Adjacent to Bus Stand and Main Market)

Plot no            75, Vigaeni                       

                                                            P O Box 160

                                                            Mtwara

                                                            Tel/Fax…………………        023-2334062

                                                            E-mail……………..            ptzmtwara@pride-tz.org


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SHINYANGA

Cows in Shinyanga

Physical Location: Seif Hotel Building
Uhuru Road
P O Box 2131
Shinyanga
Tel/Fax………………… 028-2762217
E-mail…………….. ptzshinyanga@pride-tz.org

Branch Manager; Oswald Mkawe




TUKUYU

Branch Address
Postal address
PRIDE Tanzania,
TUKUYU BRANCH
P.O.BOX 71
RUNGWE

Physical address
CCM-street
ELCT/KKKT-Building
Rear -gate
Telephone: 025-52552280
Email: pridetukuyu@pride-tz.org

SHORT HISTORY OF TUKUYU BRANCH

1. PREAMBLE

PRIDE Tanzania, Tukuyu branch is found in Rungwe district 65 KM, southwest from Mbeya town (south highland Zone). It is a sub-branch of Mbeya branch.PRIDE Tanzania, Tukuyu sub branch was established in November 2002 under supervision of Mbeya branch.

2. BRANCH PERFORMANCE
2.1 Active population: 13 MECs with 586 clients.
Gender Distribution:
Business Sectors

2.2 PORTFOLIO
Total loan of 1,761 valued 160,800,000/=

Products: Solidarity group loans, savings
Expected products:- Fahari loans, Ajira loans, Money Transfer and Micro insurance.

4. BRANCH STAFFING

Branch Manager: 1
Credit officers:  2
Credit Assistant:
Office Assistant:
Security Guard: 2
TOTAL

Maize and beans farm in Mbeya




URAMBO

MAKAMBAKO

Physical Location: Ubena Street
P O Box 304
Makambako
Tel/Fax………………… 026-2730411
E-mail…………….. ptzmakambako@pride-tz.org

Manager - Arthur Mwakyoma




KAHAMA

Physical Location: Block A, Plot No 24
Clinic Road
P O Box 276
Kahama
Tel/Fax………………… 028-2710915
E-mail…………….. ptzkahama@pride-tz.org

Manager: Katowa Wambura




BUNDA

Physical Location: Mohamed Kessy Building -
Ikizu Road
P O Box 235
Bunda
Tel/Fax………………… 028-2621259
E-mail…………….. ptzbunda@pride-tz.org

Manager: Joshua Kahindi




ZANZIBAR

Physical Location: Plot No 13, Mlandege
Malawi Street
P O Box 2546
Zanzibar
Tel/Fax………………… 024-2238618
E-mail…………….. ptzzanzibar@pride-tz.org

HORT HISTORY OF ZANZIBAR BRANCH

1. PREAMBLE
The office is situated at Mlandege area, Malawi street, plot number 13.post address 2546 telephone number +255242238618.
The Branch is in Zanzibar municipality, i.e. Unguja with a sub branch in Pemba island.
The dwellers of this island are mainly involved in small business in informal and formal sectors. After doing feasibility study in 1997 PRIDE saw the need of opening the branch in Zanzibar.

 

2 BRANCH PERFOMANCE

2.1 CLIENT POPULATION
Currently the branch has 63 MECs with 2600 Clients
Gender distribution: male 30%
Female 70%
Business sectors: commerce 60%, services 27%
Manufacture 12% others 1%.

2.2 PORTIFOLIO
Product; currently its only solidarity group loans.
Number of loans disbursed cumulative 24248
Amount/volume cumulative Tsh 4.7 billions
Portfolio as at Dec 2004 Tsh 593,200,000
Forced savings (LIF) Tsh 294,000,000
Repayment rate 99.9%
Portfolio at risk 0%

3. BRANCH STAFF
Security guard 1
Office Assistant 2
Back end officer 1
Credit Officers 6
TOTAL 10

BRANCH MANAGEMENT HISTORY

1997 - 1999 Mary Likwelile
1998 - 2000 Renatus Mushi
1999 - 2002 Samson Kaitila
2002 - 2004 Levenico Mbilinyi
2004 - May 2005 Mhando Mussa Omary

May 2005-todate – Omari Juma

 

 

 

 




TEMEKE

Temeke Branch at Tandika

Physical Location: House No 79
Plot No 11 Block L
Mahunda Street
Tandika Area
P O Box 65226
Dar es Salaam
Tel/Fax………………… 022-2866077
E-mail…………….. ptztemeke@pride-tz.org

Manager: Peter Songoma




TANGA

Physical Location: Plot No 09
Barabara ya 03
P O Box 1669
Tanga
Tel/Fax………………… 027-2647512
E-mail…………….. ptztanga@pride-tz.org

PRIDE TZ Ltd, Tanga branch is the second oldest branch of the entire PRIDE network. This branch started its operations way back in 1995 at Tanga Municipal, Tangamano hall. However due to the fast growing number of clients and the expanding operations of our Business, it necessitated our organization to acquire new office Premises.

Branch Manager; Judith Sando




TABORA

Physical Location: New NSSF Building
Ground Floor
Shule Street
P O Box 194
Tabora
Tel/Fax………………… 026-2604495
E-mail…………….. ptztabora@pride-tz.org

SHORT HISTORY OF TABORA BRANCH

1. PREAMBLE
The profile of the branch (i.e. PRIDE (TZ)-TABORA BRANCH) dates from March 1998 and it’s full-inauguration in June 1998.

2. BRANCH PERFOMANCE

Business sectors

4. BRANCH MANAGEMENT HISTORY
Branch Management history has been changing seat from March 1998 – October 1999, the branch Management was under Mr. Joseph Tesha. Other Branch Manager that succeeded the valued – performance of Mr. Tesha are:

Mr. Olais Kiboya 1999 October 2003
Mr. Hashim Ally October 2003 – April 2004
Mr. Shija Andrew May 2004 -2006

Mr Aloyce Francis - 2006- todate





BRIEF HISTORY OF CENTRAL & WESTERN REGION OF PRIDE TANZANIA

A. CONTACTS:

1.Physical Address: 2nd Floor,
NIC Building.

Mtendeni Street,
Dodoma
.

Note: The office is now at the verge of shifting to the ground floor of the building

2. Postal Address:

P.O. Box 1956, Dodoma
.

3.Telephone #: 026 232 1551

4.Fax #: 026 232 4043 / 026 232 1551

5.E-mail Address: masatu@pride-tz.org

B. HISTORY:

The region was opened in April 2000 together with the other three regions of the organization (North, East & south, and Lake regions). This was after the management of PRIDE Tanzania had decided to decentralize some of its managerial and supervisory authority in the wake of the expanding operational base of the organization.

The Central region started off with five branches and two sub-branches under its supervision. The branches included: Morogoro, Dodoma, Iringa, Tabora and Kigoma branches. The sub branches were: Singida and Makambako sub-branches. Below is a table showing the dates of establishment for each of these branches and sub-branches:

Table 01: Dates of Branch Establishments – Central Region

Branch / Sub-branch

Month launched

Morogoro

July 1996

Dodoma

September 1996

Tabora

June 1998

Singida

July 1998

Kigoma

July 1998


It should be noted that Singida branch was launched in July 1998 as a full-fledged branch but it was relegated to become a sub-branch in 2000 due to its stagnant growth. It remained as a sub-branch under the management of Dodoma branch from that period to 2002 when it was reinstated to a full-fledged branch after it had demonstrated excellent performance particularly in light of growth in client population and both portfolio size and quality. Thus, the Regional Office took over the supervision of the branch at the capacity of a sub-branch and saw it through to a full-fledged branch status.

To date therefore, the Region supervises a total of seven full-fledged branches and one sub-branch. The MIS Central Regional office has also been administratively under the C & Western Regional Office.

C. CHALLENGES AND SUCCESSES

Through out this period the Central & Western Region has been facing a number of challenges and enjoyed a number of triumphs in perusing of its supervisory and advisory duties to the branches. The challenges include:

1.Slow and/or stagnant growth of its branches: this is mainly attributed to the fact that most of the branches in the region are located in the environment where still much has to be done (particularly at macro-environmental level) to prosper microfinance operations – particularly culturally and economically.

2.Difficulty in collection of loan repayments: This was particularly sighted in the branches of Kigoma (2002), Dodoma (2000) and Tabora (2003). Cultural and economical reasons also seemed to be the major cause here.

3.Difficulty in getting premises convenient for our operations. Kigoma faced such challenge from 1998, when it was launched, to 2002. Iringa branch is still facing the challenge, though there are near hopes of resolving it.

Some of the successes and progresses include:

1.Gradual increase in client population. The Singida and Kigoma branches which were earlier considered to be stagnant started to gain considerable growth as from years 2002 and 2003 respectively.

2.Gradual increase in portfolio size. This has been happening over the years through out all the branches and sub-branch of the region.

3.Dodoma branch has been the first branch in the organization to issue Ajira Loans – a new product of the organization that is now in the Pilot phase. The exercise has generally been going on well.

D. STATISTICAL INFORMATION

Below are a few selected statistics comparing the state of the region when it was established with the current state, four and a half years later:

Table 02: Selected Statistics – April 2000 vs. December 2004

Variables

April 2000

December 2004

Total Loans (TShs, ‘000)

3,500,000

11,650,000

Total Clients (MECs)

9,800 (205)

10,499 (254)

Loans outstanding – P (TShs, ‘000)

765,000

2,074,240

Repayment Rate (Qualitative)

100%

99.3%

LIF Balance (TShs, ‘000)

565,000

1,139,326


E. MANAGEMENT HISTORY

Table 03: Management History of Branches & Offices

Branch / Office

Manager

Dates

Regional Office

Renatus D. Mushi

2000 – 2005

 

Abdi Masatu

2005-todate

Morogoro

Joseph Tesha

1996 – 1998

Hilda Nsombo

1998 – 2000

Elijah Okeng’o

2000 – 2002

Emmanuel Benedict

2002 – 2003

Olais Kiboya

2003 –  2005

 

Peter Songoma

Mariam Ngonyani

2005- 2006

2006 - todate

Dodoma

Genard Mutayoba

1996 – 1999

Joseph Thophilo

1999 – 2002

Elijah Ikeng’o

2002 – 2003

Mlindwa Mlewa

2003 – to date

Tabora

Joseph Tesha

1998 – 2000

Olais Kiboya

2000 – 2003

Hashim Ally

2003 – 2004

Andrew Shija

Aloyce Francis

2004 – 2006

2006 - todate

Singida

Genard Mutayoba

1998 – 2000

Emmanuel Makakala

2000 – 2002

Paskali Constantine

2002 – 2005

 

Mercy Nchwali

2005- todate

Kigoma

Michael Kipuyo

1998 – 1999

Emmanuel Benedict

1999 – 2002

Richard Masaja

2002 – 2003

Genard Mutayoba

2003 – to date

Makambako

Alex Mpagama

2000 – 2003

Michael Ndesika

2003 – to date

MIS Central Region

Mathias Msemo

2000 – to date

 




BUKOBA

Bukoba

Manager; Emmanuel T Usaka 

                   Physical Location              Jamhuri Road

NBC building

                                                            P O Box 1994

                                                            Bukoba

                                                            Tel/Fax…………………028-2220171

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