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Mariam's Shukuri Group
In this Group: Mariam, Zuhura, Mwanahm, Mwanajuma, Safia, Kesi
Mariam is 48 years old, married, and has 4 children between the ages of 6 and 23. She began her own business in 2006, selling various items such as soaps, firewood, and charcoal. Mariam works everyday from 7 AM to 6 PM, and she earns on average a monthly profit of $40 from her sales.

Mariam is now requesting a loan to purchase more charcoal, firewood, and soap for her business. She will also share this loan with her subgroup members, who all have their own respective businesses in various trades, such as food sales and tailoring.

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
  • 16
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,065,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,157.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mariam's Shukuri Group's $875 loan helped a member to increase her inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2008
Aug 28, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 22, 2010