Kiva Lending Team: Camfed
We loan because...
For more than 20 years, Camfed has helped educate girls in rural Africa and helped young women grow their own businesses. Women who receive Kiva Camfed loans receive both capital and business training. In exchange, they repay the lenders and, rather than paying monetary interest, they pay it forward with "social interest" by serving as teaching assistants in local high schools.
By supporting the unique partnership between Camfed and Kiva you are:
• funding 0% interest loans in exchange for the women sharing their
educational and entrepreneurial skills with the next generation
• giving young women entrepreneurs a chance to expand their businesses
• helping train women to be leaders in their communities
• giving women a chance to become economically self-reliant
• growing a network of ‘Learner Guides,’ or teaching mentors, who will
help guide the next generation of girls in Africa
The ultimate goal is to empower young women to break the cycle of poverty in their communities and countries. With education and access to business opportunities, the programs make women more self-reliant and successful.
The Camfed team supports Cama entrepreneurs living in rural sub-Saharan Africa who take the opportunities of our micro-loans and make them work in their lives and in the lives of their families.
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San Miguel Xenacoj Group received a loan from Karen to increase her inventory and buy (at the wholesale level) more textiles to sell..
Elsa Edith received a loan from Lynnette to buy corn in quantity to have raw material for her tortilleria, the rest of the money to pay workers to repair the porch where she has her business.
Hadija received a loan from patrick to expand her women's clothing business by buying in bulk and selling in her shop.
Zaina received a loan from Margaret to increase her capital by buying products in bulk to increase profit.
Zulfa received a loan from Kent to expand more her business by buying more fashionable clothes and set a shop for her business.
Fatuma received a loan from 1 team members to expand her business by buying kitchen utensils.
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