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A loan of $500 helped to purchase more stock.

Tinyiko's story

Tinyiko is single, 28 years old and lives in Mwenezi district of Zimbabwe. Tinyiko is an enthusiastic volunteer in her community who helps to mentor young women in entrepreneurship. She has been running businesses since 2005. From her rented stall in the local village, she sells shirts, shorts and ladies' tops, as well as shoes.

With this Kiva loan, Tinyiko plans to expand the size and range of merchandise to expand her business and increase her profits. She hopes to open her own shop. The additional income will help her to support four children who are dependent upon her, including paying for her their school fees.

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