A loan of $500 helped to increase her stock.


Mercy's story

Mercy is a 22-year-old mother of one from the Mt. Darwin District of Zimbabwe. She is a volunteer Camfed Learner Guide at the local secondary school, and she spends her time assisting students with their studies. When she is not teaching life skills, Mercy focuses on her business. She has been selling groceries from her home since last year and sometimes goes to the local secondary school to sell her products to the teachers and other staff members. Because Mercy has very limited finances, she would use a loan from Kiva to buy groceries in bulk and open a small shop at the school. Her greatest dream is to have a chain of shops both in her community and in another local town.



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