A loan helped a member to start a new business selling gas cylinders and gas cookers.


Nissan Group-Makumbusho's story

Maida is 36 years old, single and the mother of three school-going children. For the past six years she has had a retail shop where she sells cereals, soft drinks, detergents and other basic goods. She opens her shop at 6:00 in the morning and closes at 9:30 at night. Her business is doing well and earns her a good profit.

This will be Maida's eighteenth loan through Kiva's field partner Tujijenge Tanzania. She used her previous loans to buy twenty sacks of cereals, ten sacks of rice, three sacks of sugar, three sacks of maize flour, two sacks of beans and two buckets of cooking oil. She used her profits to take care of her family’s needs and repay the loans successfully.

Maida is applying for this loan to start a new business selling gas cylinders and gas cookers. Her dream is to own a wholesale shop in the future.

Maida will share a portion of this loan with her loan group partner of the Nissan Group—Makumbusho. They promise to pay back the loan successfully.

In this group: Maida, Josephine


This loan is special because:

It provides loans to borrowers in very deep rural areas via mobile money innovation.



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