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Maria
Hailing from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania is a 25 year-old woman named Maria M.. She is married and has no children. In 1999, Maria established her genge (grocery) business. Maria has already received and successfully repaid one loan from SELFINA, and now requires a new loan in order to purchase additional stocks of rice, flour, fruits and vegetables. She thanks you for your support.



The Swahili word for this type of outside shop, or stall, is genge. A genge is usually a very basic structure made of wood, with a tin roof, which sells general items such as onions, tomatoes, chilli, oil, rice, and dried fish. This is the kind of place local people send their children to fetch something when they are in the middle of cooking the evening meal. In these situations, they usually do not have time to go all the way to the market to buy the missing ingredient.

About Tanzania

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 49
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,679,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,186.6
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Maria to purchase additional stocks of rice, flour, fruits and vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Jun 15, 2008
Listed
May 31, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
May 15, 2009