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Mambo from Tanzania! This is 35-year-old Anna K. from Mwanza. She is married with two children, who are 9 and 17 years old. Anna has been running a tailoring business since 2005. Her business is to make clothes for women. She works at the business for 12 hours per day, 6 days per week and is assisted by one employee. Anna currently earns about $300 USD from her business. She is requesting a loan of $400 USD in order to purchase threads and a sewing machine. In the future, she plans to expand her business. Anna thanks you for her 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 microfinance 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
  • $15,304,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,300.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Anna to purchase threads and a sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 15, 2009
Jul 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 10, 2010