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Jane G.
Mambo (Greetings!) from Tanzania! This is 31-year-old Jane M., a married woman from Tukuyu. Jane has been running a shoe-selling and tailoring business since 2003. Her business is to purchase shoes from wholesellers and sell them retail.

She works at the business for 9-12 hours per day, 7 days per week and is assisted by one employee. Jane currently earns about 250 USD a month from her business. She is requesting a loan of 525 USD in order to purchase more shoes and tailoring materials in bulk. In the future, she plans to increase the variety of shoes she sells. Jane thanks you for your support!

SELFINA has taken a lead role as a pioneer of micro-credit through micro-leasing in Tanzania. The organization is engaged in the economic empowerment of women and uses 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 deemed non-creditworthy by financial institutions. This leads to poor access to basic needs and services for women with low incomes. One of the primary advantages of micro-leasing is that it allows clients to use the equipment as collateral for future loans with SELFINA, enabling them to borrow larger sums in the future.

About Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 27
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,182,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,338.0
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Jane G. to purchase more shoes and tailoring materials in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 30, 2009
Jan 17, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010