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Triphonia
Mambo from Tanzania! This is 44-year-old Triphonia K. from Dar es Salaam Tanzania. She is widowed with three children between the ages of 13 and 17. Additionally, she is responsible for supporting one dependent because she is an orphan. Triphonia has been running a cow business since 2004. Her business is to keep dairy cows and then sell the milk. She works at the business 5-8 hours per day, seven days per week and is assisted by one employee. Triphonia currently earns about 300 USD from her business. She is requesting a loan in order to buy feed for her animals. In the future, she plans to expand her business. Triphonia thanks you for her support!


SELFINA has taken a lead role as a pioneer of micro-credit through micro-leasing in Tanzania. The organization is engaged in the economic empowerment of women and uses 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 deemed non-creditworthy by financial institutions. This leads to poor access to basic needs and services for women with low incomes. One of the primary advantages of micro-leasing is that it allows clients to use the equipment as collateral for future loans with SELFINA, enabling them to borrow larger sums in the future.

About Tanzania

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 29
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,120,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,313.6
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD