Total loan: $1,000


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Binga, Matabeleland North Province, Zimbabwe / Clothing

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Irene's story

Irene is a 33-year-old entrepreneur who lives with her two children, husband, and in-laws in the Samfya district in Zimbabwe. She runs her own clothing store.

With her first Kiva loan, Irene increased the size and range of her stock. She used the profit she earned to support her siblings with school fees. Irene is now requesting a second loan to expand her clothing business by introducing a wider variety of clothes. She plans to use the profit she earns to further her education and support her family with basic needs.

Irene will repay the ‘social interest’ on her second loan by volunteering 2.5 hours weekly as a CAMFED Learner Guide, leading life skills sessions, covering active citizenship and personal confidence with students at her local secondary school.