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Mambo ("Hello!") from Tanzania! This is 33-year-old Joyce N. from Mwanza. She is single with one 5-year-old child. Joyce has been running a women's clothing business since 2007. She works at the business for 8 hours per day, 6 days per week. Joyce currently earns about $100 USD from her business. She is requesting a loan of $250 USD to buy children's clothing as well as women's clothing. In the future, she plans to add more clothes. Joyce thanks you for your support!

SELFINA has taken a lead role as a pioneer of micro-credit in Tanzania through Micro-Leasing. The organization is engaged in the economic empowerment of women in Tanzania through the provision of a leasing and leaseback microfinance facility. Customs and traditions in Tanzania make it difficult for women to own land and assets, thus they are termed non-creditworthy by financial institutions. This leads to poor financial support and poor access to basic needs and services for women with low incomes. One of the primary advantages of micro leasing is that is allows clients to use the equipment as collateral for future loans with SELFINA, thus enabling them to borrow larger sums in the future.

About Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 57
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $15,042,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,313.6
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Joyce to buy children's clothing, as well as women's clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 25, 2009
Feb 18, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009