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A loan of $500 helped to increase her stock.


Bibian's story

Bibian is a 30-year-old businesswoman who is married with three children. She has been successfully operating a shop where she sells sugar, salt, soap, flour, cooking oil and rice. Bibian lives in Nyaminyami District of Zimbabwe. She has been assisted by her family members in this business venture as it is their main source of income. With the requested Kiva loan, Bibian intends to make bulk purchases of sugar, salt, soap, flour, cooking oil, rice and other groceries in order to make more profits. With the improved profits, she hopes to expand her business and improve her standard of living. To give back to her community, she volunteers as a Camfed Learner Guide in schools teaching students life skills education.



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