A loan of $500 helped to purchase more chicks, feed and vaccines.

Emilia's story

Emilia is a 19-year-old businesswoman living in the Kwekwe District of Zimbabwe with her parents and siblings. She has been rearing and selling broiler chickens for the past one and a half years. She produces a batch of 25 birds every six weeks and sells them to the people in her community. Her family members assist her in the business.

Emilia is also very involved in her community as a member of Cama, Camfed’s alumnae network. As a member of Cama, she assists the health professionals at her local clinic by weighing babies and recording their weight. She intends to use the Kiva loan to increase the number of broiler chicks, buy more vaccines and stock up on feed so that she can increase her production from 25 birds every six weeks to 25 broiler birds every week to meet the demand and increase her sales. The additional profits would enable her to pay school fees to further her education since she wants to train as a primary school teacher.

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