Total loan: $825


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Finetown, GP, South Africa / Education

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A loan helped to buy and install a shade, and to add more chairs and tables.

Edith's story

Edith is a 37-year-old mother of 4. After separating from her husband, Edith started a daycare center in order to sustain her children. She has been running the center from her yard for the last seven years and has encountered a lot of challenges, key among them, a lack of proper facilities which has resulted in a poor turnout as parents opt to take their children to better centers even though they are further away. She has decided to improve her center and offer better services in a bid to win back parents and their children. She is therefore requesting a Kiva loan to buy and install a shade. This will allow the children the comfort of playing and even eating outside irrespective of weather conditions. "When children are comfortable, they are happy and when they are happy they grow healthy", says Edith. The loan will also help her buy new tables and add chairs to her classrooms. Edith hopes to run a primary school in the future.