A loan of $275 helped to expand her food business and increase her inventory.


Mwiche's story

Mwiche is a 32-year-old entrepreneur who lives with her husband and five children in Isoka district in Zambia. She sells chikanda (Zambian "vegetarian" sausage made with orchid stems) and groundnuts. She is requesting a Kiva loan to expand her business and increase her inventory. She plans to use the profit she earns to re-invest in her business and support her family.

Mwiche will repay the ‘social interest’ on her loan by volunteering three hours per week as a CAMFED Business Mentor, leading sessions to teach less experienced local women how to become successful entrepreneurs by developing their business acumen and sharing the lessons she has learned from operating her business.


This loan is special because:

It is a 0% interest loan for young women with new businesses.



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