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Nora's Group
In this Group: Nora, Hidaya, Stamili, Halima
Nora has been selling chips and other foods at her shop in Dodoma, Tanzania, for five years. Chips, known as 'French fries' in other parts of the world, are as common as rice and ugali in Tanzania, and all three starchy foods serve as filler to accompany lighter foods that would otherwise not be enough to make up an entire meal.

Nora is 37 years old, married, and has three children, aged 8, 10 and 14. She works for 12 hours every day and earns a profit of approximately $70 each month. She will be sharing this loan with her fellow group members, Hidaya, Stamili and Halima.

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

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 57
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,042,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,200.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Nora's Group's $500 loan helped a member to buy more inventory for her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 1, 2008
Oct 18, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 22, 2010