A loan helped to expand her business by buying a variety of fish to sell.


Naomy's story

Naomy is a 25-year-old entrepreneur who lives with her parents and two children in Mpika District in Zambia. She sells fish, clothes and cosmetics to earn an income.

Naomy received a Kiva loan before and repaid it. With her first loan she purchased more stock and subsequently increased her sales. She used the profits she earned to build up her business capital.

Now Naomy is requesting another loan to buy a variety of fish to sell. She plans to use the profits she earns to help her parents with home necessities and pay her children's school fees.

Naomy will repay the “social interest” on her loan by volunteering three hours per week as a CAMFED Learner Guide, facilitating classes with students at her local secondary school with CAMFED’s “My Better World” program, which helps to build children’s self-esteem and motivates them to remain in school.


This loan is special because:

It helps borrowers withstand negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.



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