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Mwanacha has been a firewood and bread seller in the Mikunguni neighborhood of Zanzibar for three years. She belongs to the Nia safi group loan. She currently earns an average monthly profit of approximately $80. Every day, she works at her business for eight hours.

She is requesting her second loan from Kiva's partner BRAC Tanzania so that she can buy more firewood and wheat flour for her business. She is hoping that through this loan, her profit will increase and she will be able to grow her business as well as be able to save money for a future use, to improve her home and to pay school fees for her children.

Mwanacha is 27 years old and married with two children, ages 11 and 2.

About Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 45
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,319,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,322.9
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Mwanacha to buy more firewood and wheat flour for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 8, 2009
Jun 5, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2010