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

Salomu's story

Salomu is a 22-year-old businesswoman living in Mbire, a district in rural Zimbabwe. She is married and a mother of one. She provides counseling services to young people facing challenges at a local community center. Salomu also inspires young women in her community as an entrepreneur where she operates a grocery shop selling food items such as cooking oil, sugar, salt, maize-meal, sugar beans, matemba (sardines), biscuits, sweets, and stationary. Salomu has been running her business for a year now and has managed to employ two people during that time. She is very proud that the business has enabled her to provide for her family’s basic needs.

Salomu will 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 the needs of vulnerable children in the community.

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