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Total loan: $225

Shakira

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Machinga, Southern Region, Malawi / Food

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A loan helped to diversify her business into selling food items and produce, including maize and beans.


Shakira's story

Shakira is a 23-year-old entrepreneur who lives with her parents in the Machinga District of Malawi. She runs her own business, selling bedding. With a shift of focus, Shakira is requesting a Kiva loan in order to diversify into selling food items and produce, including maize and beans, which are currently in high demand. She plans to use her profits to support herself, her family and those in need in her community.

Shakira will repay the ‘social interest’ on her loan by volunteering 2.5 hours per week as a Learner Guide, leading sessions on sexual and reproductive health, HIV prevention, gender and power dynamics, and personal choices at her local primary school and in her community.