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Nuru
Mambo (Hello!) from Mbeya, Tanzania! This is 28-year-old Nuru M.. She is single and has one child, age 3.

In 2006, Nuru established her passport photo studio. Nuru requires a loan in order to expand her photography business. She thanks you for your support.



SELFINA is engaged in the economic empowerment of women in Tanzania through the provision of a leasing and leaseback microfinance facility as a practical way to achieve the economic and social emancipation of women.



SELFINA has taken a leading role as a pioneer of microcredit in Tanzania through micro-leasing. Because customs and traditions in Tanzania normally make it difficult for women to own land and assets, the women lack tangible collateral assets, and financial institutions do not consider them to be credit-worthy. This leads to poor financial support and, as a result, limited access to basic needs and services for women with low incomes.



SELFINA buys and leases equipment to women. When a client needs working capital, SELFINA buys the equipment from the client, extends a loan to her, and then leases back the same equipment – a process called a "sale and leaseback" arrangement.

About Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 42
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,890,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,232.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD