Total loan: $225


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Mangochi, Southern Region, Malawi / Food

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A loan helped to build her own shop so that she can stock more food items.

Eliza's story

Eliza is a 23-year-old entrepreneur who lives with her parents in the Mangochi district in Malawi. With her first Kiva loan, Eliza expanded her grocery shop by increasing the amount of products. She also used some of the profits she earned to help her parents with basic needs and take care of her child.

She is requesting a second Kiva loan to build her own shop so that she can stock more food items. She plans to use the profits she earns to continue supporting her family's basic needs.

She will repay the ‘social interest’ on her second loan by volunteering 2.5 hours per week as a Loan Coordinator, using her expertise to mentor and support fellow CAMA borrowers in her community to complete repayment of their loans. As a Loan Coordinator she has already successfully paid off at least one loan herself, so she understands the opportunities and challenges, and is uniquely positioned to help other CAMA members succeed.