Total loan: $250


Shangombo, , Zambia / Food

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A loan helped to expand her business by buying more stock such as biscuits, drinks and milkshakes for her grocery shop.

Kalumbu's story

Kalumbu is a 25-year-old entrepreneur who lives with her husband, her child and her two siblings in the Shangombo District of Zambia. She is the district chairperson of the CAMFED alumnae organization known as CAMA. Kalumbu runs a grocery shop. Kalumbu is requesting a Kiva loan to expand her business by buying more stock for her grocery shop. She plans to use the profit she earns to help meet her daily needs at home and support her siblings and child with school fees. Kalumbu will repay the ‘social interest’ on her loan by volunteering three hours per week as a CAMFED Transition Guide, supporting other young women who are just entering CAMA, by delivering an orientation course with weekly sessions on topics including health, financial literacy, and career guidance.