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Placidia
Placidia is 27 years old, married with two children and living in the Kwekwe District of Zimbabwe. She is a member of Cama, Camfed’s alumni network and volunteers her spare time assisting girls at the nearest secondary school with guidance and counseling as well as sourcing food for needy children within her community. Placidia has been running a stall at the local flea market selling clothing to support her family. She has, on her own, been running her business for a year now and would love to see it expand. With the requested Kiva loan, she will purchase larger amounts of quality and affordable clothing to attract more customers and increase sales. With additional profits she plans to open a clothing shop and create employment for people within her 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.

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  • $400
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  • $3,294,550
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