A loan of $625 helped to buy medications and bulk chicken feed.


Sarah S.'s story

Mambo from Mbeya, Tanzania! This is 60-year-old Sarah M.. She is a widow and has three children, aged 26, 36, and 40. In 2005, Sarah began poultry farming. She opens her business 7 days a week and works 16 hours a day. Sarah has already received and successfully repaid one loan from SELFINA, and now requires a new loan in order to buy bulk feed and medications for her chickens. 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 not-creditworthy by financial institutions as they lack tangible collateral assets. This leads to poor financial support hence poor access to basic needs and services for women with low incomes.

SELFINA buys and leases equipment to women. Where a client needs working capital SELFINA buys equipment from said client, extending a loan to her, then leasing back the same equipment Ð a process called a sale and leaseback arrangement


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