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Upako Group
In this Group: Hilda , Glory, Mwanamkuu, Anna, Grace, Mariam, Asia, Fatma
Hilda has been a clothes seller in the Sakina neighborhood of Arusha for 2 years. She currently earns an average monthly profit of US$ 175. Every day she works at her business from 7am to 6pm. She is requesting her first loan from BRAC Tanzania so that she can buy more clothes for her business. She is hoping that through this loan, her profit will increase and she will be able to grow her business.

Hilda is married, and has two children: ages 10 and 6. She will be sharing this loan with her fellow group members, Glory, Mwanamkuu, Anna, Grace, Mariam, Asia, and Fatma. Each woman has her own small business in Arusha.

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
  • 48
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,727,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,313.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Upako Group's $925 loan helped a member to buy more clothes for the expansion of her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 27, 2009
Feb 17, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 22, 2010