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Mauwa has been a fish and khanga (a brightly colored piece of cloth that many East African women wear) seller in the Melinne neighborhood of Zanzibar for three years. She belongs to Hakika group loan (Group code 2029). She currently earns an average monthly profit of $70. She works at her business for 8 hours every day.

Mauwa is requesting her first loan from BRAC Tanzania so that she can buy more fish to improve her business. She is hoping that, through this loan, her profit will increase and she will be able to grow her business.

Mauwa is 24 years old, divorced, and has three children: ages 4, 2 and 1.

About Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 47
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,319,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,342.8
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Mauwa to buy more fish and khanga to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 25, 2009
Apr 22, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 22, 2010