Total loan: $425


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Isoka, Northern Province, Zambia / Clothing

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A loan helped to expand rice and clothing business as well as increase and diversify her inventory.

Getrude's story

Getrude is a 32-year-old entrepreneur who lives with her aunt and uncle in Isoka district of Zambia. Getrude sells rice and women's clothing. She is requesting a loan via Kiva to expand her rice business, as well as increase and diversify her inventory. She plans to use the profit she earns to reinvest in her business and support her family's needs. Getrude will repay the social interest on her loan by volunteering three hours per week as an Early Childhood Education Guide, working with communities to promote and encourage parents and guardians to send their children to school.