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Amanda is a young businesswoman who lives in the Matobo District of Zimbabwe with her parents. She specializes in agriculture, farming beans for a living. She also volunteers as a community health activist who disseminates health information to the people of her community.

With the loan she is requesting from Kiva, she would like to purchase more seeds, fertilizers, and chemicals so that she can increase the production of beans. With increased production of beans, she would receive an increase in profits, allowing her to pay fees for her to train as a primary school teacher.

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More information about this loan

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.

About Zimbabwe

  • $2,000
    Average annual income
  • 6
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    Zimbabwe Loans Fundraising
  • $3,600,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Amanda to purchase more seeds, fertilizers, and chemicals so that she can increase the production of beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 20, 2014
Aug 2, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 27, 2015