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Mambo (Hello!) from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania! This is 37 year-old Stella L.. She is married and has four children between the ages of 1 and 11, plus one additional dependent.

In 2007, Stella established her meat and soft drink business. Stella has already received and successfully repaid one loan from SELFINA, and now needs a new loan to buy beef and soft drinks in bulk. She thanks you for your support.

It is said that Coca Cola® is one of the most recognized symbols or ‘words’ in the world. And it’s true. Even in the most remote villages in Africa, there is usually some kind of ‘bar’ selling Coke, Fanta, and Guiness (Pepsi has made it to most African capitals but not to the sticks, but I’m sure they’re working on it!). The hot weather makes soft drinks all the more appealing; a very cheap marketing tool! All of which explains why selling soft drinks is such a popular venture, whether you’re the CEO of Coca Cola Ltd in the United States or a micro-entrepreneur in Tanzania!

About Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 29
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,200,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,186.6
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Stella to buy beef and soft drinks in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 11, 2008
May 26, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2009