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Total loan: $275

Mercy

Isoka, Northern Province, Zambia / Food

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A loan helped to buy more rice and potatoes to sell.


Mercy's story

Mercy is a 26-year-old entrepreneur who lives with her mother and brother in the Isoka district in Zambia. Mercy sells rice and potatoes. Mercy is requesting a Kiva loan to promote and expand her business by buying more bags of rice and potatoes to meet the demands of her customers. She plans to use the profit she earns to buy food and pay her school tuition fees.

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