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Scholar's Maendeleo Group
In this Group: Scholar, Subira, Shamim
Scholar J. is 31 years old. She is married with two children aged twelve and ten. She has been a clothes seller since 2004. Every day, she works from 8am to 12pm at her business and earns a monthly profit of about $175 from her sales.

Scholar now hopes for a loan to buy more clothes to sell. She will share this loan with her group members Subira and Shamim, who have businesses dealing in juice and oil 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
  • 15
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,065,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,163.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Scholar's Maendeleo Group's $1,050 loan helped a member to buy more clothing inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2008
Aug 29, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 22, 2010