A loan of $500 helped to buy packing materials, machinery, and more dried sardines.


Tracy's story

Tracy is a 26-year-old mother of one living with her parents in Gokwe South District, Zimbabwe. Tracy has been running her business of selling kapenta fish (dried sardines) successfully in the community for over 18 months. When she is not at her business, she volunteers as a community health trainer and a Learner Guide at the local secondary school. As a Learner Guide, she teaches students about issues that can impact their lives such as peer pressure, self-esteem, and overall well-being. With the requested Kiva loan, Tracy will make bulk purchases of kapenta fish directly from the fisheries, packing materials, and a sealing machine. This will enable her to supply local retail shops with the sardines.



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