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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

  • Pucaria
    Zambia
    Pucaria received a loan from Sandra to buy more equipment for her mobile money business.
    Sandra
  • Mary
    Ghana
    Mary received a loan from Dhiren to buy flowers of different shades for her business.
    Dhiren
  • Gifty Kayla
    Ghana
    Gifty Kayla received a loan from Dhiren to purchase a variety of apparel to meet customer demand.
    Dhiren
  • Cynthia
    Ghana
    Cynthia received a loan from Dhiren to purchase larger quantities of groceries to meet the demands of her customers and to increase her profit margin.
    Dhiren
  • Sahada
    Ghana
    Sahada received a loan from Dhiren to purchase more stock to meet customer demand.
    Dhiren
  • Mercy Vieri
    Ghana
    Mercy Vieri received a loan from Dhiren to purchase more food and a refrigerator for her drinks.
    Dhiren
  • Fuseina
    Ghana
    Fuseina received a loan from Dhiren to purchase more groceries and soft drinks to increase her profit margin.
    Dhiren
  • Jamila
    Ghana
    Jamila received a loan from Dhiren to purchase cosmetics in larger quantities to increase her profit margin.
    Dhiren

Impact   Updated Hourly

55
Team Members
$10,400
Amount Funded
357
Loans
6.5
Loans per member