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Mariam, age 38, is a single mother taking care of her three children, ages 19, 15, and 13. For over a year, she has been working from 10am to 6pm daily, selling sarongs, shoes, and bedsheets door-to-door in order to make a living. From this business, she is able to make a monthly profit of about $25.

Mariam hopes for a loan to purchase more sarongs, shoes, and bedsheets to sell. She belongs to group Msimamo, whose members guarantee one another to pay back loans.

About Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 57
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,042,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,228.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Mariam to buy more inventory of sarongs, shoes, and bedsheets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2008
May 29, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 20, 2009