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Zuwena sells charcoal in the Jang'ombe neighborhood of Zanzibar. Charcoal is a common household item in Tanzania, as it is used by many women to cook and heat food. Few families own a stove or oven. Zuwena is currently able to earn a profit of approximately $50 each month.

She completed one prior loan with BRAC Tanzania which she repaid successfully and on time. She is requesting her second loan so that she may further increase her inventory of charcoal.

Zuwena is 46 years old, married, and has four children: ages 17, 15, 11, and 4-and-a-half.

About Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 25
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,183,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,278.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Zuwena to buy more charcoal for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 13, 2008
Oct 30, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 22, 2010