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Asha has owned a small charcoal store in the Sakina neighborhood of Arusha for five years. She belongs to the Amken loan group (code 2022). She currently earns an average monthly profit of approximately $185. Every day she works at her business for 12 hours.

She is requesting her third loan from BRAC Tanzania so she can buy more charcoal to add to her stock. Asha is hoping her profit will increase so she will be able to grow her business.

Asha is 23 years old, married, and has two children: ages six and five.

About Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 28
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,200,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,327.6
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Asha buy more charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 27, 2009
May 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 22, 2010