A loan of $425 helped to buy more women's long hair for resale.

Dyagombwa's story

Mambo (Greetings!) from Tanzania! This is thirty-two year old Dyagombwa N. from Mwanza. She is married with two children, aged five and ten. Dyagombwa has been running a beauty salon since 2005. This client’s business is in selling long hair, short hair, curly hair, straight hair, red hair, and blue hair, and then having it attached to your head, woven, cut, or braided, and made to look like your own. She works at the business for twelve hours per day, six days per week and is assisted by two employees.

Dyagombwa currently earns about 600 USD a month from her business. She is requesting a loan of 425 USD in order to buy more women's long hair for resale. In the future, she plans to open another beauty salon. Dyagombwa thanks you for her 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. Customs and traditions in Tanzania make it difficult for women to own land and assets, thus they are termed non-creditworthy by financial institutions. This leads to poor financial support and poor access to basic needs and services for women with low incomes. One of the primary advantages of microleasing is that it allows clients to use the equipment as collateral for future loans with SELFINA, thus enabling them to borrow larger sums in the future.

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