A loan of $500 helped to buy more handbags,shoes, and dresses to sell.


Thembinkosi's story

Thembinkosi used her entrepreneurship skills to start a business selling clothing at the local flea market in Nkayi, Zimbabwe. At age 19, she has managed to build a reliable customer base who buys adult clothing, women’s handbags, and shoes from her. Since starting the business three months ago, Thembinkosi is excited to grow her shop as it will allow her to become financially independent.
Recognizing the importance of giving back to her community, she is a member of Cama, Camfed’s alumni network. As a Cama member, Thembinkosi is a role model for young people and also helps the elderly.
With the requested Kiva loan, Thembinkosi will buy more handbags, shoes, and dresses to increase sales. In the future she wants to have her own boutique and also to further her education through the profits that she will be getting from the expanded business.



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