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Martha's Mercy Group
In this Group: Martha, Tasimbora
Martha C. is 25 years old. She is a married woman with one child, age 3 . She became a tailor in 2004. Every day, she works from 10am to 4pm at her business. She can earn a monthly profit of about $40 from her sales.

Martha hopes for a loan to buy more tailoring items for her business. She will share this loan with her subgroup member, Tasimbora M., who has business dealing with maize sales.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

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About Tanzania

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 21
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,229,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,163.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Martha's Mercy Group's $650 loan helped a member to buy more tailoring items for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 8, 2008
Aug 24, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 22, 2010