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Mambo (greetings) from Tanzania! This is 36-year-old Juliana A. from Mwanza. She is married with six children between the ages of 9 and 21. Additionally, she is responsible for supporting one other dependent because he is an orphan.

Juliana has been running a hardware business selling building equipment since 2002. She works at the business for 12 hours per day, six days per week. Juliana currently earns about $180 per month from her business. She is requesting a loan of $400 in order to purchase brushes, clear vanish, nail iron and brooms. In the future, she plans to expand her business. Juliana thanks you for your support!


SELFINA has taken a lead role as a pioneer of micro-credit in Tanzania through micro-leasing. The organization is engaged in the economic empowerment of women in Tanzania through the provision of a leasing and leaseback micro-finance facility.

Customs and traditions in Tanzania make it difficult for women to own land and assets, thus they are termed non-creditworthy by financial institutions. This leads to poor financial support and poor access to basic needs and services for women with low incomes. One of the primary advantages of micro-leasing is that it allows clients to use the equipment as collateral for future loans with SELFINA, thus enabling them to borrow larger sums in the future.

About Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 40
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,902,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,332.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Juliana to purchase brushes, clear vanish, wires, nail iron and brooms.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 29, 2009
Apr 15, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010