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Sharifa's Umoja Group
In this Group: Sharifa, Khadija, Mwatum
Sharifa is 46 years old and is a married woman with 6 children, ages 13-31 years old. Sharifa sells fish. She started in 2003. Every day, she works from 6am to 6pm at her business and can earn a monthly profit of about $70 from her sales.

She now hopes for a loan to buy more fish for her business. She will share this loan with her subgroup members, Khadiaj and Mwatum, who sell oil and fish.

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
  • 12
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,113,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,238.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sharifa's Umoja Group's $450 loan helped a member to buy more fish for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 15, 2008
May 28, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 22, 2010