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Mwanajuma is a widow with four children ages 14 (twins), 16, and 25. She makes a living as a dress maker and works from 8 AM to 4 PM daily. From this business, which she started ten years ago, she is able to make a monthly profit of about $85.

Mwanajuma hopes for a loan to purchase sewing materials in order to expand her business. She is a member of loan group Tuwtmaelto, whose members guarantee one another in paying back their loans.

About Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 48
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  • $15,714,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,238.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mwanajuma to purchase sewing materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 11, 2008
May 28, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 28, 2009