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Mambo (Greetings!) from Tanzania! This is 35 year old Rebeka M. from Tukuyu. She is married with 3 children, between the ages of 5 and 15. Additionally, she is responsible for supporting 2 dependants because their parents died of HIV.

Rebeka has been running a crops selling business since 2003. Her business purchases crops from farmers and sells them in town for a higher price. She works at the business 12 hours per day, 6 days per week. Rebeka currently earns about 65USD a month from her business. She is requesting a loan of 325USD in order to purchase bags of rice and beans in bulk. In the future, she plans to increase the quantity and the range of her business. Rebeka 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
  • 39
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,890,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,289.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Rebeka to purchase bags of rice and beans in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 30, 2009
Mar 16, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 10, 2010