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Maria's Mshikamano Group
In this Group: Maria, Joyce, Agness, Grace, Elisika
Maria is 37 years old and is a married woman with 3 children, ages 14, 11 and 8 years old. Maria owns a small grocery, which she started in 2007. Every day, she works from 8 am to 11 pm at her business and can earn a monthly profit of about $160 from her sales.

She now hopes for a loan to buy more grocery items for her business. She will share this loan with her subgroup members, who have businesses dealing in vegetables sales and food sales to the market, and one is a shop owner.

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
  • 47
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,727,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,226.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Maria's Mshikamano Group's $1,025 loan helped a member to buy more grocery items for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 19, 2008
May 20, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 22, 2010