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Asia's Utulivu Group
In this Group: Asia, Amina, Shani, Neema, Salma
Asia is 46 years old and is a married woman with four children, ages 22, 18, 14, and 10. She and her husband also take care of two other children, ages 14 and 10. Asia is a tailor; she started in 1981. Every day, she works from 9 AM to 6 PM at her business and can earn a monthly profit of about $110 from her sales.

She now hopes for a loan to buy more items for her business. She will share this loan with her subgroup members, who have businesses dealing in trading and food vending.

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
  • 23
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,200,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,172.9
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Asia's Utulivu Group's $775 loan helped a member to buy more items for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 9, 2008
Mar 25, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 31, 2009