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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

  • Chor
    Cambodia
    Chor received a loan from Amy to build a fence around her house.
    Amy
  • Huân
    Vietnam
    Huân received a loan from Amy buying some piglets to raise for sale.
    Amy
  • Seraphine
    Rwanda
    Seraphine received a loan from Ashley to expand her clothes business.
    Ashley
  • Laura
    Albania
    Laura received a loan from David to pay for her mother-in-law's medical clinic expenses so she will recover her health and be able to live a normal life.
    David
  • Dorela
    Albania
    Dorela received a loan from David to pay for her elderly mother's medical expenses so she can recover her health and live her days peacefully.
    David
  • Flora
    Albania
    Flora received a loan from David to pay for a scheduled surgery which will enable her to recover her health and live normally.
    David
  • Valbona
    Albania
    Valbona received a loan from David to pay for some personal medical clinic expenses so she will recover her health and be able to lead a normal life activity.
    David
  • Nodira
    Tajikistan
    Nodira received a loan from David to pay for her mother’s medical costs.
    David
  • Mahbuba
    Tajikistan
    Mahbuba received a loan from David to pay for her mother’s medical costs so she could improve her health.
    David
  • Les Cheribins Group
    Congo (DRC)
    Les Cheribins Group received a loan from Sarah to stock up four bags of beans, bolstering her initial capital.
    Sarah
  • Ya
    Cambodia
    Ya received a loan from Sarah to buy more groceries and beverages to sell.
    Sarah
  • Sun
    Cambodia
    Sun received a loan from Sarah to purchase more beverages to sell in her store.
    Sarah

Impact   Updated Hourly

60
Team Members
$17,685
Amount Funded
678
Loans
11.3
Loans per member