A loan of $400 helped to purchase more eggs, some drinks, sugar, and rice for resale.

Esther's story

Mambo from Tanzania! This is 23-year-old Esther M. from Mwanza. She is married with a child 1 year old. Esther has been running a shop since 2008, selling water, soda, eggs, soap, and biscuits. She works at the business for 12 hours per day, 6 days per week,and is assisted by one employee.

Esther currently earns about 100 USD from her business. She is requesting a loan of 400 USD in order to purchase more eggs, some drinks such as sodas, sugar, and rice. In the future, she plans to expand her business. Esther 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.

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