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Mapatano Group
In this Group: Khadija, Shemsa
Khadija has been a clothes and shoes seller in the Mikunguni neighborhood of Zanzibar for three years. She currently earns an average monthly profit of $95. She works at her business for eight hours every day.

She is requesting her second loan from BRAC Tanzania so that she can buy more clothes and shoes for her business. She is hoping that through this loan her profit will increase and she will be able to pay school fees for her children and save money for future use.

Khadija is 35-years-old, married and has two children: ages 14 and 11. She also cares for two additional dependants. She will be sharing this loan with her fellow group member, Shemsa, who also has her own small business in Zanzibar.

Additional Information

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

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 18
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,211,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,331.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mapatano Group's $625 loan helped a member to buy more clothes and shoes for business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 14, 2009
Apr 11, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 22, 2010