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Fatuma's Maarifa Group
In this Group: Fatuma, Zainabu, Zuhura
Fatuma is 39 years old and is married woman with 6 children, ages 24,22,18,15,8 and 6 years old. She and her husband also take care of 3 other children, ages 23,22 and 19 years old. Fatuma sales bites and water from well, she started in 2005. Everyday, she works from 6.30am to 8.30pm at her business and can earn a monthly profit of about $40 from her sales.

In the past, Fatuma has taken out 2 successful loans from BRAC Tanzania to expand her business. She now hopes for a loan to buy other tapes for a well.. She will share this loan with her subgroup members, Zainabu and Zuhura.

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.

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About Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 23
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,200,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,158.8
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Fatuma's Maarifa Group's $775 loan helped a member to buy new tape for her well.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 28, 2008
Mar 13, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2009