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Aristides Mutungi Kenizio: My journey in entrepreneurship started from the lowest ebbs

Aristides Mutungi Kenizio: My journey in entrepreneurship started from the lowest ebbs.  Aristides Mutungi Kenizio is among the 24 outstanding entrepreneurs shortlisted for the 4th Citi Micro-entrepreneurship Awards(CMA) in Tanzania. Business: Poultry Farm and PrePrimary School Financier: Brac Tanzania Location: Miyuji Proper, Dodoma Aristides’ school has about 1,056 students, which is not a mean feat […]

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Tamfi press release – 21.June. 2021

24 outstanding entrepreneurs shortlisted for the 4th Citi Micro-entrepreneurship Awards (CMA) in Tanzania *Ths 85 million up for grabs Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Tanzania Association of Microfinance Institutions (TAMFI) has released about 24 candidates shortlisted for the 4th Citi Micro-entrepreneurship Awards(CMA) final round, narrowed down from 350 participants. Citi Foundation, in partnership with TAMFI, is […]

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4th Citi Micro-entrepreneurship Awards (CMA) in Tanzania: Short profiles of 24 shortlisted entrepreneurs for the final round(in no particular order)

The final winners of the micro-entrepreneurship competition will be announced via a virtual award ceremony slated for early July 2021, notes Ms Winnie Terry, TAMFI CEO. “Out of the 24 shortlisted, a final analysis will net the top winners,” notes Ms Winnie Terry, TAMFI CEO. About 11 entrepreneurs who started very small, a loan officer […]

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Agatha Lucas Mollel: To improve the chances of making more money and leading a quality life, I decided to venture into a number of businesses.

Business: Small scale dairy and piggery Financier: Fanikiwa Microfinance Co. Ltd Location: Sokoni One Madukani, Arusha “I was not satisfied with the salary I was earning where I was working full time. It could not meet my needs. So the way out was to start a business and make more on my own,” says Ms […]

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Daniel Mpanduzi: He started a secondary school to give a voice to the voiceless.

Business: Secondary School Financier: Fanikiwa Microfinance Co. Ltd Location: Leganga Usa River, Arusha How do you give a voice to the voiceless? For Daniel, the answer is you start secondary school! When he was studying for his Master’s Degree, he was so discouraged because his sisters were not allowed to join secondary school. So to […]

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Frida Francice Mlawa: To escape from extreme poverty was what forced Frida to learn pottery.

Business: Pottery Financier: Yetu Microfinance Bank Location: Mji Mpya, Zanzibar To escape from extreme poverty was what forced Frida to learn pottery.  Unfavourable life circumstances can push one up or down.  For Frida, she decided it was going to be up. With only a capital of Tshs 23,000, she started a pottery business. Later on, […]

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Peter Mushi: “If you have a job that does not pay your worth, just quit and start your own business”

Business: Mini Supermarket Financier: HP Microfinance Location: Chamanzi, Dar es salaam If you have a job that does not pay your worth, just quit and start your own business. For Peter, that is what he did, and it has worked.  He says he was earning a meagre salary that could not meet his needs. Knowing […]