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Patricia
Patricia is a 22-year-old single businesswoman who lives in the Shurugwi District of Zimbabwe. She successfully operates a business to sell clothing to people of all ages.

Ten months ago, she was inspired by her sister and other Cama members, to become an entrepreneur in order to look after herself and financially assist her parents and siblings.

During her spare time, Patricia volunteers as a Cama member and disseminates health information to community schools. With the requested Kiva loan, Patricia will buy more clothes, blankets, and shoes for people of all ages so she can increase her sales and profits. With the additional profits, she intends to provide for herself and her siblings.

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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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About Zimbabwe

  • $2,000
    Average annual income
  • 38
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    Zimbabwe Loans Fundraising
  • $3,567,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Patricia to buy clothes, blankets, and shoes for all age groups so that she can increase her sales and profits.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 7, 2014
Listed
Apr 8, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 17, 2014