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Mambo (Hello!) from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania! This is 33 year-old Eliza M.. She is married and has three children, ages 3, 7, and 13.

In 1990, Eliza established her butcher shop. Eliza needs a loan to buy a motorcycle, which she will use to pick up supplies and make deliveries to customers. 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
  • 20
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,229,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,186.6
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Eliza to purchase a motorbike, which she will use to pick up supplies and make deliveries to customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 23, 2008
May 26, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2009