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Upendo North Group
In this Group: Siwazuri, Jenisia
Siwazuri is a member of the Upendo North borrower group in Kinyanambo, Iringa. She is a 23-year-old woman, is single, and is the mother of one child aged 2 years.

Siwazuri started her own business selling vegetables three years ago. She works twelve hours a day and earns a monthly profit of approximately 240,000 Tanzania Shillings.

This is Siwazuri’s first loan from BRAC Tanzania. She has requested 200,000 Tsh in order to buy more vegetables. With the additional profit she gains from the use of this loan, Siwazuri hopes to save money and expand her business.

Jenisia, another member of the Upendo North borrower group, has requested 250,000 Tsh in order to support her own food business.

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

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 53
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,319,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,329.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Upendo North Group's $350 loan helped a member to buy more vegetables to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 6, 2009
Jul 29, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2010