Source: CNN | by Daisy Carrington and Florence Obondo | 7 October 2014
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (CNN) -- Starting a business is never easy, but in Tanzania, the obstacles for women can be particularly fierce. Few women hold land titles, and as a result, many don't have the necessary collateral to secure funding from a bank. Dr. Victoria Kisyombe has set out to change that. She runs SELFINA, a micro-credit institution focused on female entrepreneurs. In addition to lending, SELFINA loans women equipment to start up their businesses.
"This is the era for Africa to move forward, and if Africa is moving forward, the women can move forward with it," says Kisyombe.