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Joyce, a member of the Dodoma Roa C borrower group in Kihesa, Iringa, is a 36-year-old married mother of four children, ages 14, 11, 9, and 6 years. She also cares for one other dependent. Joyce started her own retail business selling charcoal eight years ago. Working eight hours a day, she earns a monthly profit of approximately 90,000 Tanzania Shillings.

This will be Joyce’s first loan from BRAC Tanzania. She has requested 200,000 Tsh in order to buy more charcoal, and with the additional profit accruing from the use of this loan, Joyce hopes to save money and expand her business.

About Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 24
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,200,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,335.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Joyce to buy more charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 26, 2009
Jul 25, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2010