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Arafa's Tupendane Group
In this Group: Arafa, Fatma, Mwanampate
Arafa K. is 40 years and married with two children, ages 14 and 12. She began selling clothes in 2005. Every day she works from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at her business, and earns a monthly profit of about $90 from sales.

In the past, Arafa has received a successful loan from BRAC Tanzania to expand her business. She now hopes for a loan to buy more clothes and bed sheets for her business. She will share this loan with her subgroup members Mwanampate and Fatma, who also have businesses in clothing sales.

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
  • 21
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,190,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,155.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Arafa's Tupendane Group's $750 loan helped a member to buy more clothes to increase her inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2008
Aug 29, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 22, 2010