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Partner description:
Campaign For Female Education, known as Camfed, is an international nonprofit organization, originally launched in 1993 with the goal of eradicating poverty in Africa by educating girls and empowering young women. Camfed’s education programs throughout Africa have directly supported more than 1.4 million students to attend primary and secondary school, and over 3.5 million children have benefited from an improved learning environment.

Camfed Zambia was founded in 2001, and since then has disbursed 28,562 secondary education scholarships to girls in rural Zambia. In addition to school fees, the scholarship covers necessary items such as uniforms, shoes, books, and pencils.

Kiva currently has partnerships with Camfed in Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Ghana.

A unique lending approach:
Loans funded on Kiva will go to entrepreneurs in Zambia who are members of Camfed’s alumni association, Cama. Cama is an alumnae network of women, most of whom were supported by Camfed bursaries and who reinvest the benefits of their own education into their families and communities. The majority of Cama members are now rural businesswomen, working to achieve economic independence and become role models for younger generations.

The 0% interest loans from Kiva would be an exclusive offer to the young women of the Cama network, who meet the requirements of being active network members, contribute a minimum of 2.5 hours per week of volunteering time with reputable community groups, submit a viable business plan and commit to regular progress reports on their business. Through their volunteer service, Cama borrowers will thus repay the “interest” on their loan in the form of social service.

The expanding the Kiva - Camfed partnership to include Zambia will significantly increase access to financing for Cama members in Zambia and allow Camfed Zambia to learn from the progress made with the loans programs in Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Ghana.


Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Nov 1, 2016 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $1,850 $939,391,750
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $523,475
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 519
Amount of Paying Back Loans $1,850 $144,680,000
Number of Paying Back Loans 7 177,234
Amount of Ended Loans $0 $794,188,275
Number of Ended Loans 0 994,961
Delinquency Rate 0.00% 7.81%
Amount in Arrears $0 $7,430,834
Outstanding Portfolio $1,850 $95,114,087
Number of Loans Delinquent 0 19,254
Default Rate 0.00% 1.40%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $11,137,575
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 31,507
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.46%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $4,278,396
Refund Rate 0.00% 0.63%
Amount of Refunded Loans $0 $5,887,300
Number of Refunded Loans 0 5,924

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 100.00% 75.19%
Average Loan Size $264 $401
Average Individual Loan Size $264 $634
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,772
Average number of borrowers per group 0 7.8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $4,100 $5,896
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 6.45% 6.80%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 0.15 days 6.93 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $1,746.70 $57.88
  Average Loan Term 7 months 11.1 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 0 488,756
  Journaling Rate 0.00% 41.62%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.05
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 1.19

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2016 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 0% APR 74.00% PY 25.92% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 32.7% 3.2% -0.29%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 10.00% 17.68%

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Field Partner Staff

Mukamulubu Mweemba