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Investours

Garden Road, Mikocheni | Jued Business Centre, Wing A, 3rd floor, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Investours - brilliant!

After spending six weeks traveling though Tanzania and Malawi, I was a bit torn about how to spend... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2013
Colin R
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San Diego, California, United States
Outstanding opportunity

If you ever wanted to know what it would feel like to be a dragon on Dragons Den. This is your... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2013
Daisy1976
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Investours is a non-profit organization that combines the power of microfinance with socially-responsible tourism. We use your tour fee to issue an interest-free loan to an entrepreneur of your choice. On a tour, you will have the opportunity to engage in their daily lives, discuss their business plans, experience their day-to-day challenges, and offer suggestions on areas of improvement.
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Garden Road, Mikocheni | Jued Business Centre, Wing A, 3rd floor, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

After spending six weeks traveling though Tanzania and Malawi, I was a bit torn about how to spend my last day in Africa. Dar Es Salaam had some nice attractions: the beaches of Kigamoyo, Bongoyo Island . . . nice for mizungus such as myself....More

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

If you ever wanted to know what it would feel like to be a dragon on Dragons Den. This is your chance to and to know you have left Tanzania and made a difference long term. The concept is that you pay a fee (...More

2  Thank Daisy1976
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

A fantastic way to make a real positive difference to peoples lives and get to see the real Dar es Salaam. The tour operators are friendly, well informed and are helping local small businesses with microfinance loans. We took groups of IB economics students on...More

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Investours is an non-profit organisation who supports local entrepreneurs with 0% interest micro loans. Two genuine and friendly guides, Peter and his colleague, will bring you along two of these small entrepreneurs. Here, you will have the chance to meet them and find out more...More

1  Thank Phil S
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

We spent the day with at investours with peter the guide. He started by giving us a presentation about microfinance and explained that we would be visiting two entrepreneurs who would explain why they had applied for an interest free loan. At the end of...More

3  Thank emma79_12
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

I love this place! This is one of the cheaper places to buy wood carving and other souvenirs in Tanzania. You can do a real bagain if you negotiat prices. It's better/cheaper if you use TZH than USD. I have been here four or five...More

5  Thank Mie M
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

I was included on a small tour and felt the whole trip was well-organised but also very flexible. If we wanted to stay a bit longer, or visit somewhere on the way, this was an option. It was like a day out with friends! Lunch...More

1  Thank Kate D
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

The director, Peter Millanga, picked me up as agreed and provided me with an informative and interesting presentation on micro-financing and how Investours works. Then I was treated to a visit to the workshops at the wood carvers market, a visit to a ladies hairdresser...More

2  Thank JanleeCanberra
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

When you land in Dar es Salaam, you can't help but notice that everyone seems to be working. Most folks are running very small businesses, usually trying to sell goods from small roadside stands or stalls, with some craftsmen and other trades as well. Investours...More

3  Thank Mike L
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

Investours is a brilliant idea that is implemented with great care and attention. See their website http://www.investours.org for full info. The money that you give is used in full as a microfinance interest free loan. After an excellent briefing by the Investours team on the...More

2  Thank Tim_Bright
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