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Mambo from Mbozi, Tanzania! This is 21 year old Rehema M.. She is married with two children, aged 5 and 8. In 1999, Rehema established a general store, and now requires a loan in order to purchase additional stock in bulk. She thanks you for your support.


SELFINA is engaged in economic empowerment of women in Tanzania through leasing and leaseback facility as a practical way to achieve the economic and social emancipation of women.

SELFINA has taken a lead role as a pioneer of micro-credit in Tanzania through Micro-Leasing. Customs and traditions in Tanzania normally make it difficult for women to own land and assets, thus they are termed ‘un-creditworthy’ by financial institutions due to a lack of tangible collateral assets. Poor financial support results in poor access to basic needs and services for women with low incomes.

SELFINA buys and leases equipment to women. When a client needs working capital, SELFINA buys equipment from the said client, extends a loan to her, then leases back the same equipment – a process called a ‘sale and leaseback arrangement’.

About Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 25
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,200,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,157.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Rehema to purchase additional stock in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 18, 2008
Feb 3, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2009