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Total loan: $275


Chikwawa, Southern Region, Malawi / Agriculture

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A loan helped to boost her tomato business and diversify it.

Maria's story

Maria is a 23-year-old entrepreneur who lives with her parents in the Chikwawa District in Malawi. She is a very active Cama member who supports children and the needy in her community. Maria runs a shop where she sells tomatoes. Maria is requesting a Kiva loan to boost her business and diversify it. She plans to use the profit she earns to support her family, care for her parents and support the needy in her community.

Maria will repay the ‘social interest’ on her loan by volunteering 2.5 hours per week as a Camfed Learner Guide, following up on students who are at risk of dropping out of school to find out why they are missing school and to link them with the help they need to stay in school.