A loan of $500 helped to purchase more stock.


Sifelani's story

Sifelani is a 25-year-old widowed businesswoman with one child living in the Mwenezi District of Zimbabwe. Since December 2013, she has rented a shop at the local business center where she sells groceries such as sweets, flour, canned beans, peanut butter, salt, biscuits and cornmeal. Sifelani also volunteers at the local school as a Learner Guide, supporting students to receive a quality education by helping them with homework and teaching life skills.
With a Kiva loan, Sifelani will restock her shelves by buying groceries in bulk. This will help raise her income by boosting her profit margins. She also hopes to hire someone to assist her with the business. An increase in income will help her become more financially independent and provide for herself and her one child.



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