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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


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  • Husnigul
    Husnigul received a loan from David to pay for her daughter’s treatment so she can recover her health and return to a normal life.
  • Illumine
    Illumine received a loan from Sarah to purchase raw materials to help them increase the production level, as well as sales.
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  • Arahamatu
    Arahamatu received a loan from Margaret to purchase a wide range of stock to increase her profit margin.
  • Fatime
    Fatime received a loan from David to pay for her husband's medical clinic expenses to recover his health and regain his normal activities..
  • Rukiya
    Rukiya received a loan from David to pay for her dental treatment so she can recover and return to a fulfilling life.
  • Amina
    Amina received a loan from Sandra to purchase raw materials in bulk to weave more clothes to meet the demands of her customers.
  • Anita Wese
    Anita Wese received a loan from Sandra to purchase raw materials in larger quantities to increase her profit.
  • Abibata
    Abibata received a loan from Sandra to purchase stock in bulk to increase her profits.
  • Vanis
    Vanis received a loan from 1 team members to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer to enable her to grow more crops.
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  • Anjeza
    Anjeza received a loan from David to pay for personal medical expenses in order to feel better and lead a normal life.

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