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Total loan: $400


Isoka, Northern Province, Zambia / Food

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A loan helped to expand her chips business by buying more inputs.

Mercy's story

Mercy is a 33-year-old entrepreneur who lives with her mother and two children in the Isoka district of Zambia. She sells chips and fritters.

Mercy previously received a Kiva loan, which she used to expand her business. She repaid her loan in full. She used the profits from the business to support her family’s basic needs.

Mercy is now requesting a second Kiva loan to grow her business by purchasing more inputs. She plans to use the profits she earns to continue to grow her business and support her family.

Mercy will repay the ‘social interest’ on her second loan by volunteering three hours per week as a CAMFED Business Mentor, leading sessions to teach less experienced local women how to become successful entrepreneurs by developing their business acumen and sharing the lessons she learned from operating her business.