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Total loan: $375
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Anna S.

Tanzania
Mbeya, Tanzania / Clothing Sales

A loan of $375 helped to buy more clothes in bulk.


Anna S.'s story

Mambo (Greetings!) from Tanzania! This is 52-year-old Anna M. from Tukuyu. She is widow with six children between the ages of 18 and 37. She is also responsible for supporting two other people because they are orphans. Anna has made a living running a clothes shop since 1997.

She works at this business for 9-12 hours a day, 6 days a week, with help from her children. Anna currently earns about $100 a month from her business. She is requesting a loan of $375 to buy more clothes in bulk. In the future, she plans to increase the quantity of items she has for sale. Anna thanks you for your support!

ABOUT SELFINA: 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 micro leasing is that is allows clients to use the equipment as collateral for future loans with SELFINA, thus enabling them to borrow larger sums in the future.


Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: January 30, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Sero Lease and Finance Ltd. (SELFINA)

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: January 30, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Sero Lease and Finance Ltd. (SELFINA)