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Mambo from Mbeya, Tanzania! This is 25-year-old Mwanahawa M., who is married and has two children, one aged three and one four months. She also has one other dependent living with her because he attends school in town. In 2007, Mwanahawa established her video show business. Assisted by her one employee, working seven days a week, five to eight hours a day, she earns about $130 every month.

Mwanahawa now requires a loan in order to expand the range of videos which she shows for an entrance fee. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately $43. In the future, Mwanahawa plans to open another 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.

About Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 55
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,042,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,181.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Mwanahawa to expand the range of videos and DVDs which she shows at selected times for a small entrance fee.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 10, 2008
May 27, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 16, 2008