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A loan of $500 helped to purchase more stock for her shop.

Nothando's story

Nothando is 23 years old and lives in the Hurungwe District of Zimbabwe. Nothando runs a general store where she sell various products such as chemicals, electrical gadgets, farming equipment, adaptors, stoves, antibiotics for livestock, chick feed, maps, and brooms.

She started her business in 2012 and it has enabled her to provide for her family. With a Kiva loan, Nothando intends to expand the number of supplies in her store and hopes to secure a stable source of income to sustain her family and to make sure that her siblings complete school because she appreciates the value of education.

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