Dudzai is a 28-year-old and lives in the Muzarabani District of Zimbabwe where she has been successfully operating her own hair salon for two years. She offers services such as hair braiding and haircuts, but also sells hair products such as weaves, braids, hair oils, hair sprays, dyes, hair foods and hair pins. Through her business, she has supported two young people who are dependent upon her. As the leader of the Cama chapter in her district, she encourages other young women to strive to improve their quality of life.
The requested loan will enable her to increase her stock and expand her sales of hair products. Her desire is to aid in the development of the community through employment creation as well as to improve her own standard of living.
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Young women who live and work in the most impoverished, rural districts of Zimbabwe have very limited income, lack collateral and cannot access loans at affordable rates
Camfed's borrowers are young women who live and work in these remote rural areas and belong to the Cama network (the association of Camfed alumni). Most Cama borrowers will have received money management and business training through Camfed’s programs for young women who have completed high school. Borrowers will repay interest upon their loans as a "social interest" - through their volunteer efforts to enhance the quality of the education provided by their local schools.
Borrowers commit to contribute a minimum of 2.5 hours per week as volunteers. As Learner Guides, they will lead students through a new wellbeing curriculum that helps develop students’ skills and capacities for decision-making, problem solving, leadership, entrepreneurship, resilience, communication, and empathy.
The Campaign for Female Education (Camfed) is an international nonprofit organization operating in five countries in Africa that focuses on eradicating poverty in rural Africa by investing in education for girls and supporting the economic self-reliance and leadership of young women. Camfed provides support for the long-term, working with individuals from primary to high school, and through the Cama empowerment and community outreach group.
Kiva lenders’ funds are used to link women living in rural Zimbabwe to the capital they need to expand their businesses, support their families and contribute to their communities.