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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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Team Activity

  • Abadatezuka Cb Group
    Abadatezuka Cb Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy more sugar, biscuits, sodas, and juices to sell.
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  • Turwanyubukene Cb Group
    Turwanyubukene Cb Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy more cooking oil, rice, sugar and soap.
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  • Faith
    Faith received a loan from Margaret to buy farming inputs to use to improve her farm production, which has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Agnes
    Agnes received a loan from Sarah to purchase a delivery van to reach more customers who could not previously afford clean drinking water.
  • Caroline
    Caroline received a loan from Margaret to access premium seeds and high quality fertilizer for 1 acre of maize, in addition to advice and insurance, optimizing for increased productivity and profits.
  • Titty
    Sierra Leone
    Titty received a loan from Sarah to purchase more used bags and other assorted items to increase her business.
  • 10 Seynabou Group
    10 Seynabou Group received a loan from Sarah to buy a bundle of assorted fabrics that she will fashion into clothing and resell.
  • Olga Carolina
    Olga Carolina received a loan from 1 team members to purchase a batch of dresses, blouses, and personal items.
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  • Raquel Del Rosario
    Raquel Del Rosario received a loan from 1 team members to buy a greater variety of bread and desserts for the Christmas season.
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  • Josphine
    Josphine received a loan from 1 team members to buy a variety of cereals, such as corn and beans, to sell at the local market to earn additional profits and upgrade her lifestyle.
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