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Total loan: $500

Getrude

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Isoka, Northern Province, Zambia / Food

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A loan helped to expand her rice business by buying bags of rice in bulk to meet increasing customer demands.


Getrude's story

Getrude is a 33-year-old entrepreneur, who lives with her mother in the Isoka District of Zambia. Getrude sells rice and clothes.

With her first Kiva loan, Getrude re-invested the money in her business. She used the profits she earned to support her family's basic needs.

Getrude is requesting a second Kiva loan to expand her rice business by buying bags of rice in bulk to meet increasing customer demands.

Getrude plans to use the profits she earns to pay school fees for her siblings in school.

Getrude will repay the ‘social interest’ on her loan by volunteering three hours per week as an Early Childhood Education Guide, raising awareness among community members regarding the importance of Early Childhood Education.