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We loan because...
For more than 20 years, Camfed has helped educate girls in rural Africa and helped young women grow their own businesses. Women who receive Kiva Camfed loans receive both capital and business training. In exchange, they repay the lenders and, rather than paying monetary interest, they pay it forward with "social interest" by serving as teaching assistants in local high schools.

By supporting the unique partnership between Camfed and Kiva you are:
• funding 0% interest loans in exchange for the women sharing their
educational and entrepreneurial skills with the next generation
• giving young women entrepreneurs a chance to expand their businesses
• helping train women to be leaders in their communities
• giving women a chance to become economically self-reliant
• growing a network of ‘Learner Guides,’ or teaching mentors, who will
help guide the next generation of girls in Africa

The ultimate goal is to empower young women to break the cycle of poverty in their communities and countries. With education and access to business opportunities, the programs make women more self-reliant and successful.

About us
The Camfed team supports Cama entrepreneurs living in rural sub-Saharan Africa who take the opportunities of our micro-loans and make them work in their lives and in the lives of their families.

Location: UK & USA       Team website


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Team Activity

  • Dima
    Dima received a loan from SHAY to make necessary dental treatments.
    17% repaid
  • Diana Pascuala
    Diana Pascuala received a loan from SHAY to pay for surgery and medical treatment on her arms.
    10% repaid
  • Mujeres En Acción Group
    Mujeres En Acción Group received a loan from SHAY to buy natural products to sell to people so that they can improve their health.
    16% repaid
  • Chipo Memory
    Chipo Memory received a loan from 1 team members to buy more cooking supplies for her shop.
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    20% repaid
  • Gugulethu
    Gugulethu received a loan from 1 team members to purchase more clothes to sell.
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    20% repaid
  • Laizar
    Laizar received a loan from Lynnette to buy wash soap, sugar, and matches to sell.
    20% repaid

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