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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.

About us
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.

Location: UK & USA       Team website

 

Latest Messages  

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Team Activity

  • Hawa
    Ghana
    Hawa received a loan from Sandra to process shea butter for sale.
    Sandra
  • Ramatu
    Ghana
    Ramatu received a loan from Sandra to purchase poultry feed in bulk.
    Sandra
  • Bofulo
    Kenya
    Bofulo received a loan from Margaret to purchase timber, iron sheets, cement and nails to construct a bigger house for her family.
    Margaret
  • Esther
    Kenya
    Esther received a loan from Margaret to buy farm implements such as fertilizer and seeds and to increase her farming so that she can provide a better life for her three children.
    Margaret
  • Nancy
    Kenya
    Nancy received a loan from Margaret to construct a cow shed.
    Margaret
  • Hawa
    Sierra Leone
    Hawa received a loan from Margaret to purchase more shoes to sell to her customers.
    Margaret
  • Melisa
    Zimbabwe
    Melisa received a loan from Dhiren to increase her maize production and to start making pig feed which will subsequently help her to increase her profit.
    Dhiren
  • Portia
    Zimbabwe
    Portia received a loan from Dhiren to buy more roadrunners and to build a fowl run for them.
    Dhiren
  • Sizalobuhle
    Zimbabwe
    Sizalobuhle received a loan from Dhiren to purchase more stock so as to boost her current business.
    Dhiren
  • Nodice
    Zimbabwe
    Nodice received a loan from Dhiren to purchase more groceries so that she can work towards owning her own shop.
    Dhiren
  • Lucy
    Zimbabwe
    Lucy received a loan from Dhiren to increase the amount of maize she can purchase to sell, subsequently increasing her profit.
    Dhiren
  • Ronas
    Zimbabwe
    Ronas received a loan from Dhiren to expand her business by purchasing more products to increase her stock.
    Dhiren

Impact   Updated Hourly

46
Team Members
$7,225
Amount Loaned
251
Loans
5.5
Loans per member