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Overview of Kazi

Kazi Startfunding is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide interest-free loans, indexed in local currency in order to support local entrepreneurs/the/s with the aim of promoting the development of local projects respecting the sustainable development goals in low- and middle-income countries.

Inspired by the Swahili word for "employment", "work" or "opportunity", KAZI Startfunding's mission is to create employment opportunities to achieve financial autonomy, with a real perspective of local empowerment. We seek to reduce economic disparities between low-income and high-income countries by creating concrete, sustainable and transparent opportunities for economic and social development that respect the environment.

Our primary mission is to find the necessary funds to launch projects that banks would not consider due to limited guarantees. Local KAZI branches carefully select economically viable projects with a social, sustainable and/or ecological aspect and then we provide interest-free loans. We are currently mainly present in Tanzania in the Ifakara region and, since January 2023, also in Chad. However, we aim to expand Kazi Startfunding to other countries when possible.

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