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Langelihle
Langelihle is 22 years old and lives in the Nkayi District, Zimbabwe. Langelihle has been working as a Camfed Learner Guide, teaching life skills education in local schools to improve the well-being of students and enhance their learning environment. As an entrepreneur, Langelihle also rents a stall at the local flea market where she sells products such as bags, shoes, jeans, shirts, skirts, track suits, and t-shirts. She has been running this business for nine months now and it has enabled her to support her family.

With the Kiva loan, Langelihle will purchase bags, shoes, jeans, shirts, skirts, track suits, and t-shirts to increase and diversify her inventory. This will bring stability to her business and will enable her to provide for her family’s basic needs.

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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.

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  • $400
    Average annual income
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  • $3,246,575
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Langelihle to purchase more clothing to sell at the flea market.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Apr 7, 2014
Listed
Apr 6, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 17, 2014