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Mambo from Tanzania! This is 38-year-old Tatu B. from Dar es salaam. She is married with three children between the ages of 2 and 18, and is also responsible for supporting one dependent who is an orphan. Tatu operates a cosmetics and African traditional cloth businesses eight hours per day, seven days a week, earning a monthly income of about $200.

She is now requesting a loan of $275 in order to buy additional cosmetics and traditional African food. In the future, she plans to establish another business.

Tatu thanks you for your support!

SELFINA has taken a lead role as a pioneer of micro-credit in Tanzania through Micro-Leasing. The organization is engaged in the economic empowerment of women in Tanzania through the provision of a leasing and leaseback microfinance facility.

About Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 24
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,200,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,164.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Tatu to buy additional cosmetics and traditional African food.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 7, 2008
Sep 23, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009