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Address: Garden Road, Mikocheni | Jued Business Centre, Wing A, 3rd floor, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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+255 684 504 212
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Investours is a non-profit organization that combines the power of...

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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Totally fantastic experience

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 August 2012
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 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 the day we would select which one the money we had paid for the tour... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 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 times, and every time I found something new and exiting. The sales people are friendly.... More 

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5 Thank Mie M
Dar Es Salaam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 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 was good - a real local experience. I liked seeing the businesses and meeting the... More 

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1 Thank Kate D
Queanbeyan, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 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 and to a tailoring shop. We had a traditional lunch at Mama's and more shopping... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 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 will take you to meet 2-3 of these small business owners, who are probably earning... More 

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2 Thank Mike L
Istanbul
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 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 project, microfinance, and poverty in Tanzania, you visit two loan applicants. The chance to meet... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2012

I am well aquainted with life in Dar and had read the reviews on this site and booked an investour for some visitors I had staying in the city. This day was an absolute waste of our time and money. Micro finance was designed to help to poorest of the poor and investours has a policy of lending money to... More 

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AnderssW, Manager at Investours, responded to this review

There are definitely people in more need than the ones we try to support. However, we are bound by the clients of the Microfinance Institutes MFI's) that we work with. We can only support those who have requested for a micro-loan with these institutes, because Investours itself is not allowed to disburse the loan. That's why we are partnering with... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

Fantastic experience, brilliant guide and a great insight into a side of Tanzania often neglected by tourists. Tours can be arranged often on a very last minute basis, and Peter the guided tailors the talks and tour according to clients' previous knowledge of micro-finance and Tanzania

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

I found this tour on TripAdvisor and was delighted. I had a day free while in Dar es Salaam for a workshop and wanted to do something that would let me learn something about the city and the people in some depth. Finding this project also allowed me to make a contribution to the communities I was visiting. The general... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

We did this on Feb 3rd and it was one of the best tours we ever did. Yes it is kind of expensive but: You learn about the people of Tanzania in a way you never could alone, because you are doing the door with a local. Additionally you do something against poverty and trying to help people in a... More 

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