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Emily
Emily is a 34-year-old woman with three children living in Chikomba West District in Zimbabwe where she provides counseling services to young people facing challenges at a local community centre as well as assisting the elderly in her community. She currently operates a mobile grocery business where she sells food items such as cooking oil, sugar, salt, mealie-meal, sugar beans, dried fish, biscuits, sweets and other snacks. Young girls in her community remark that they are inspired by Emily, who has shown that women can run their own businesses.

Emily will use the Kiva loan to expand her mobile grocery business by increasing her stock. She believes that with the additional stock, she will greatly increase her profits and give her the financial freedom to support her children and vulnerable children in the community.

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Young women who live and work in the most impoverished, rural districts of Zimbabwe have very limited income, lack collateral and cannot access loans at affordable rates
 

Camfed's borrowers are young women who live and work in these remote rural areas and belong to the Cama network (the association of Camfed alumni). Most Cama borrowers will have received money management and business training through Camfed’s programs for young women who have completed high school. Borrowers will repay interest upon their loans as a "social interest" - through their volunteer efforts to enhance the quality of the education provided by their local schools.
 

Borrowers commit to contribute a minimum of 2.5 hours per week as volunteers. As Learner Guides, they will lead students through a new wellbeing curriculum that helps develop students’ skills and capacities for decision-making, problem solving, leadership, entrepreneurship, resilience, communication, and empathy. 

About Camfed

The Campaign for Female Education (Camfed) is an international nonprofit organization operating in five countries in Africa that focuses on eradicating poverty in rural Africa by investing in education for girls and supporting the economic self-reliance and leadership of young women. Camfed provides support for the long-term, working with individuals from primary to high school, and through the Cama empowerment and community outreach group.

Kiva lenders’ funds are used to link women living in rural Zimbabwe to the capital they need to expand their businesses, support their families and contribute to their communities.

About Zimbabwe

  • $400
    Average annual income
  • 60
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    Zimbabwe Loans Fundraising
  • $3,423,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Emily to buy more goods for her stock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 4, 2014
Listed
Mar 30, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Sep 17, 2014