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Women Entrepreneurs by Mauro F. Guillén

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3 Victoria Kisyombe and SELFINA

Building a Leasing Business in Tanzania

Maya Perl-Kot

Women in Tanzania needed all manner of equipment to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams: coolers and freezers, sewing machines, baking ovens, gravel-making machines, tractors and trucks. But they lacked the funds. With the support of her family, Victoria Kisyombe, a veterinarian by training, organized what eventually became Tanzania’s largest leasing company focusing on extending micro-credit to women.

Figure 3.1 SELFINA Logo Source: Reproduced with permission from SELFINA, October 29, 2012.

Figure 3.1 SELFINA Logo

Source: Reproduced with permission from SELFINA, October 29, 2012.

SELFINA, a micro-leasing business that Victoria Kisyombe envisioned ...

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