Total loan: $500

Mpoki N.

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Mbeya, Mbeya, Tanzania / Food

Mpoki N.'s loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped To buy more crops in bulk.

Mpoki N.'s story

Mambo from Tanzania! This is 18-year-old Mpoki N. from Tukuyu, a married woman who has been operating a crop-selling business since 2002. Assisted by her husband, she works at the business four hours per day, seven days per week, earning a monthly profit of about $50.

She is now requesting a loan of $500 in order to buy more crops in bulk, and in the future plans to expand and establish another business. Mpoki 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 it allows clients to use the equipment as collateral for future loans with SELFINA, thus enabling them to borrow larger sums in the future.