A loan of $500 helped to make bulk purchases of goods to sell in her shop.

Clarah's story

Clarah is a 28-year-old entrepreneur and mother from the Wedza District of Zimbabwe. For the past year she has been successfully operating a small shop selling sugar, flour, cooking oil and stationery.

As a participant in Camfed’s program for young women borrowers (see below), Clarah is a volunteer Learner Guide. She teaches life skills at the local secondary school and helps clean the facility as well.

Clarah is applying for a 500 USD loan through Camfed to make bulk purchases of sugar, flour, cooking oil, boxes of matches and candles to sell in her shop. With the profits she hopes to earn, she will be able to more adequately provide for her family.

As her business expands and profits grow, Clarah’s goal is to establish a chain of small shops around the community. More shops would help her fellow villagers by reducing the distance they have to travel to buy groceries.

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