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Upendo's Heshima Group
In this Group: Upendo, Jestina, Restuta, Rosalina, Godisleda
Upendo is 40 years old, married, and has 2 children, ages 13 and 9. She became a charcoal seller in 2005. She works from 8am to 6pm at her business everyday and can earn a monthly profit of about $74 from her sales.


Upendo hopes this loan can help her buy more charcoal for her business. She will share this loan with her subgroup members, who have businesses dealing with chicken sales and charcoal sales.

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
  • 16
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,466,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,155.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Upendo's Heshima Group's $1,000 loan helped a member to buy more charcoal for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Sep 13, 2008
Listed
Aug 29, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jul 22, 2010