Total loan: $500


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Kwekwe, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe / Clothing

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Gladys's story

Gladys is a 31-year-old entrepreneur who lives with her husband and child in the Kwekwe district in Zimbabwe. She runs a grocery and clothing business. With her first Kiva loan, Gladys bought goods for her grocery shop. She used the profit she earned to support her family and paid school fees for her brother. Gladys is now requesting a second loan to diversify her business by starting a clothing business. She plans to use the profit she earns to improve her standard of living and provide for her family’s basic needs. Gladys will repay the ‘social interest’ on her second loan by volunteering 2.5 hours per week as a CAMFED Transition Guide, supporting other young women who are just entering CAMFED’s alumnae organization, CAMA, by delivering an orientation course with weekly sessions on topics including health and financial literacy, as well as by providing career guidance.