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Ivy is an entrepreneur and married mother from the Wedza District of Zimbabwe. She is in the poultry business and produces about 100 broiler birds every six weeks. Ivy started her business to increase finances for her family, and she was pleased to discover that it was easy to set up and manage.

As a participant in Camfed’s program for young women borrowers (see below), Ivy is a volunteer Learner Guide. As part of this program she teaches leadership skills to young students.

Ivy is applying for a 500 USD loan through Camfed because she sees potential in her business. She would like to buy more broiler chicks and feed to increase production and increase her sales volume. In this way Ivy will be able to better provide for her family and remain financially independent.

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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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