Poverty is multi-dimensional. So no single intervention can defeat poverty. However, access to financial services forms a fundamental basis on which many of the other essential interventions depend.

The poor, like everyone else, need a variety of financial services, not just loans. When poor people have access to financial services, they earn more, build their assets and cushion themselves against external shocks. Poor households use such financing to move away from everyday survival to planning the future-that is, investing better in nutrition, health and education.

Micro-Loan Programs

Maasai ManPrograms like Kiva and Tanzania Micro-Finance are a great way to help local entrepreneaurs pull themselves out of poverty and help Tanzania grow their economy through hard work and not hand outs.