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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

  • Ghada
    Lebanon
    Ghada received a loan from Ryan to pay for her daughter's school tuition fees.
    Ryan
  • Letween
    Zimbabwe
    Letween received a loan from 1 team members to increase the range and size of her stock, and rent a shop for her business.
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  • Nkazimulo
    Zimbabwe
    Nkazimulo received a loan from Dhiren to increase the size and range of her stock.
    Dhiren
  • Locadia
    Zimbabwe
    Locadia received a loan from Dhiren to grow her business by purchasing more chicks and feed, so that she can keep batches of 300 chickens at a time.
    Dhiren
  • Faith
    Zimbabwe
    Faith received a loan from Dhiren to expand her business, by increasing the size and range of her stock.
    Dhiren
  • Rebecca
    Zimbabwe
    Rebecca received a loan from Dhiren to buy chicks, chick feed, and vaccines.
    Dhiren
  • Lillian
    Zimbabwe
    Lillian received a loan from Dhiren to increase the size and range of her stock.
    Dhiren
  • Vimbai
    Zimbabwe
    Vimbai received a loan from Dhiren to expand her business by purchasing more chicks and feed.
    Dhiren
  • Relief
    Zimbabwe
    Relief received a loan from Dhiren to increase the size and range of her stock and to purchase a generator to prevent her products from spoiling during electricity outages.
    Dhiren
  • Precious
    Zimbabwe
    Precious received a loan from Dhiren to boost her candy-selling business.
    Dhiren
  • Dilailah
    Zimbabwe
    Dilailah received a loan from Dhiren to purchase hair pieces, dryers, towels, and hair products for her business.
    Dhiren
  • Betty
    Zimbabwe
    Betty received a loan from Dhiren to boost her own flea market by purchasing more clothes to resell.
    Dhiren

Impact   Updated Hourly

48
Team Members
$7,750
Amount Loaned
269
Loans
5.6
Loans per member