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Ester
Mambo from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania! This is 24 year-old Ester S.. She is married, and has two children ages 1 and 18 months. In 2007, Ester established her takeaway kiosk business. Ester requires a loan in order to purchase additional stocks of soda, candy, snacks, and phone credit vouchers. 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 lead role as a pioneer of micro-credit in Tanzania through Micro-Leasing. Customs and traditions in Tanzania normally make it difficult for women to own land and assets, thus they are termed not-creditworthy by financial institutions as they lack tangible collateral assets. This leads to poor financial support hence poor access to basic needs and services for women with low incomes.

SELFINA buys and leases equipment to women. Where a client needs working capital SELFINA buys equipment from said client, extending a loan to her, then leasing back the same equipment – a process called a sale and leaseback arrangement.

About Tanzania

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 34
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,312,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,186.6
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Ester to purchase additional stocks of soda, candy, snacks, and phone credit vouchers for her takeaway kiosk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Jun 17, 2008
Listed
Jun 3, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Oct 24, 2008