A loan of $500 helped to purchase fish in bulk.

Sheila's story

Sheila is 35 years old, married and a mother of three. She lives in the Chalala fishing camp in Nyami-nyami District on the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe. Sheila is an entrepreneur working with other young women in her rural community, encouraging them to be economically independent. She supports her family by selling fish such as dried kapenta (a small, sardine-like fish) and dried bream in nearby towns. She started her business in 2006 when she started facing financial difficulties and it has enabled her to support her family and provide for their basic needs.

Sheila knows there is a high demand for the fish she sells. With this Kiva loan, she plans to purchase additional stock of fish in bulk from fisheries. This will help boost her profits and will help her to raise enough money to pay for her children’s school fees.

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