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Total loan: $375

Cecilia

Samfya, Luapula Province, Zambia / Clothing

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A loan helped to expand her business by increasing the size and range of her stock.


Cecilia's story

Cecilia is a 37-year-old entrepreneur who lives with her husband and two children in Samfya District in Zambia.

Cecilia sells chitenge, which is a colorful fabric that women dress in, and shoes at the market. She is requesting a Kiva loan to expand her business by increasing the size and range of her stock. She plans to use the profit she earns to support her family and pay school fees for her siblings.

Cecilia will repay the ‘social interest’ on her loan by volunteering three hours per week as a Camfed Learner Guide, facilitating classes from Camfed’s ‘My Better World’ program with students at her local secondary school. The program helps to build children’s self-esteem and motivate them to remain in school.