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Mambo from Mbeya, Tanzania! This is 30-year-old Edina M., who is married and has two children aged 5 and 12. She also has two other dependents living with her because they are attending school in the area. In 2000, Edina established her fish and soft drinks business. Assisted by her husband and two employees, working six days a week, 9 to 12 hours a day, she earns about $80 per month. Edina now requires a loan in order to purchase additional stocks of fish and soft drinks in bulk. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately $87. In the future, Edina plans to open another business. She thanks you for your support.

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

About Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 25
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,200,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,181.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Edina to purchase additional stocks of fish and soft drinks in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 18, 2008
May 27, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2009