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Total loan: $250

Gladys

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Senanga, Western Province, Zambia / Services

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A loan helped to expand her business by purchasing more chitenge materials to meet her customers' demands.


Gladys's story

Gladys is a 24-year-old entrepreneur who lives with her mother in Kawambwa district in Zambia. She sells chitenge materials (fabric for making traditional wrap skirts).

Gladys is requesting a Kiva loan to expand her business by purchasing more chitenge materials to meet her customers' demands. She plans to use the profit she earns to help with her family's basic needs, as her mother is a widow.

Gladys will repay the ‘social interest’ on her loan by volunteering three hours per week as a CAMFED Learner Guide, facilitating classes in 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.