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Jauna S. has run a business raising and selling chickens since 2001. She has already repaid one loan from SELFINA, and has requested a second loan of $1,050 to buy additional chicks, and to extend their enclosure Jauna is a 49-year-old widow with three children: Johari, 21, Rahma, 18 and Lailagi, 14.

SELFINA is engaged in economic empowerment of women in Tanzania, where customs and traditions normally make it difficult for women to own land and assets. Because they lack tangible collateral assets, women are considered not credit-worthy by financial institutions. This leads to poor financial support and poor access to basic needs and services for women with low income.

SELFINA has taken a lead role as a pioneer of micro-credit in Tanzania through Micro Leasing as a practical way to achieve economic and social emancipation of women. SELFINA buys equipment and leases it to women. When a client needs working capital, SELFINA buys equipment from her, extending her a loan, and then leases the same equipment back to her – a process called "sale and leaseback".

About Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 24
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,183,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,157.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Jauna to purchase additional chickens and extend their enclosure.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 31, 2007
Dec 16, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2009