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Oria S.
Mambo from Mbeya, Tanzania! This is 50-year-old Oria S.. She is not married and has no children. In 2005, Oria began selling cosmetics. She opens her business 7 days a week, 9-12 hours a day. Oria requires a loan to buy more inventory. She thanks you for your support.

SELFINA is engaged in economic empowerment of women in Tanzania through leasing and leaseback 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 Ð a process called a sale and leaseback arrangement

About Tanzania

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 31
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,364,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,159.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD