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Wema Group
In this Group: Grace Kayinga, Grace
Grace K. has been a rice seller in the Nzovwe neighborhood of Mbeya since past four years. She belongs to Wema group loan (Group code 2008). She currently earns an average monthly profit of $300. She works for 10 hours everyday. She is requesting her first loan from BRAC Tanzania to buy more rice for her business. She hopes the loan will help her increase her profits and grow her business. Grace K. is 35 years old, married, and has three children, aged 11, 6 and 1. She will be sharing this loan with her fellow group member, Grace D., who also owns a small business in Mbeya.

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
  • 46
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,721,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,315.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Wema Group's $250 loan helped a member to buy more rice for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 4, 2009
Mar 26, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 22, 2010