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Asha J. has been baking and selling bread in the Mikunguni neighborhood of Zanzibar for one year. She works for six hours every day and earns a profit of approximately $50 each month. She is requesting her first loan from BRAC Tanzania so that she can buy more ingredients and produce more bread. If she is able to increase her profit, she intends to use the additional money to pay her children's school fees, begin saving money, and reinvest in her business.

Asha is 31 years old, married, and has two children, aged 5 and 9.

About Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 16
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,065,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,300.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Asha to buy more ingredients for the bread that she bakes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 13, 2008
Oct 30, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 22, 2010