Total loan: $800


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Buhera, Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe / Retail

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A loan helped to boost her own flea market business.

Tendai's story

Tendai is a 38-year-old entrepreneur who lives with her two children and husband in the Buhera in Zimbabwe. She is requesting a Kiva loan to boost her own flea market business by improving the infrastructure of her stall and introducing more valuable goods like appliances, clothes, shoes, and home goods.

With her first Kiva loan, she increased her amount of inventory on hand. She used the profit she earned to support her children with school fees and buy basics for her family. Tendai plans to use the profit she earns to build her residential home.

She will repay the ‘social interest’ on her second loan by volunteering 2.5 hours weekly as a Camfed Transition Guide, delivering an orientation course to young women who have recently completed secondary school to help them transition into secure adulthood. The course provides peer support and life skills instruction covering goal setting, reproductive health information, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and community leadership.