A loan of $500 helped to expand and improve her business by purchasing additional clothes and shoes.

Matilda's story

Matilda is a 20-year-old woman from the Mt. Darwin District of Zimbabwe.

She is a Camfed Learner Guide at the local secondary school, where she facilitates sessions on life skills. Matilda also helps with the general cleaning of the community hospital. Furthermore, Matilda is operating a rented stall at the local flea market, where she sells shoes, dresses, skirts, t-shirts, and jackets. She started the business from the small savings she received from her father.

With the requested loan proceeds, Matilda would like to purchase shoes, dresses, skirts, t-shirts, and jackets in bulk to reduce transportation costs and meet the demand of her customers. Her greatest hope is to expand her business into a large shop, though she would also like to use her profits to further her education.

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