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A loan of $500 helped to purchase more stocks.


Plaxedes's story

19 year old Plaxedes resides in Chiredzi District, Zimbabwe where she volunteers as a Camfed Learner Guide in schools teaching students life skills as a part of their education. The Learner Guide program is run by Camfed and supports children’s learning and academic achievement. To support herself, she operates a grocery shop where she sells food such as cooking oil, sugar, salt, mealie-meal, sugar beans, matemba (sardines), biscuits, sweets and stationary. Shandirai inspires young women in her community as an entrepreneur. She has been running her business for two years and has managed to employ one person during that time.

Plaxedes intends to use the Kiva loan to expand her business by increasing her supplies. She hopes to grow the business and increase its profitability to better provide for her family’s needs and for the needs of vulnerable children in the community.



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