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Fungisayi is 21 years old and a single mother of one. She lives in eastern Zimbabwe in Wedza District.

She currently operates a takeaway food shop from a shack at the Wedza Center. She offers a menu that includes sadza (cornmeal), rice, beef, vegetables, chicken, and fish and chips. She started the business after finishing school in 2010. During school, she learned about food production and nutrition.

A Kiva loan offers her an opportunity to improve her business by relocating to the local food court, which is more hygienic. In addition, she will purchase more ingredients for the dishes she offers on her menu.

Fungisayi anticipates that these changes will help increase business by attracting more customers. She will use the proceeds to support herself and her child’s continuing education.

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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. 

About Camfed

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.


About Zimbabwe

  • $2,000
    Average annual income
  • 3
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    Zimbabwe Loans Fundraising
  • $4,195,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD