Forget is 20 years old and. She lives in Mudzi district of Zimbabwe. Forget is a Camfed Learner Guide, teaching life skills education in local schools to improve the well-being of students by enhancing their learning environment. She is involved in the mobilization of communities to study and improve their academic levels. In addition, Forget rents a table at the local flea market where she sells products such as bags, shoes, jeans, shirts, skirts, track suits, and t-shirts, which she has been doing for one year. The income has enabled her to support her family.
Forget requested a loan, which she will use to purchase bags, shoes, jeans, shirts, skirts, track suits, and t-shirts to increase her supplies. Her desire is to improve the standard of living in her family since she is the bread winner. In the long run, she intends to expand the business and build her own shop, which 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.
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.