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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

  • Zena
    Zena received a loan from Natalie to expand her business by purchasing varieties of women's clothing, which will enable her to make more profit.
    0% repaid
  • Lezina
    Lezina received a loan from Margaret to open a stall at the flea market and to buy and sell television sets and spare inverters.
    0% repaid
  • Dorcas
    Dorcas received a loan from Teresa to purchase pesticides and fuel for her water engine.
    0% repaid
  • Euritah
    Euritah received a loan from Ashley to purchase additional M-pesa float phone credit and additional stock of phone accessories.
    0% repaid
  • Jema Athumani
    Jema Athumani received a loan from Natalie to reinvent her mobile money transfer business.
    0% repaid
  • Milicent
    Milicent received a loan from Lynnette to rent a larger shop to expand her business.
    0% repaid
  • Apolonia
    Apolonia received a loan from Lynnette to purchase more stock and increase the variety of items she sells.
    0% repaid
  • Sidilia
    Sidilia received a loan from Lynnette to construct a large boutique.
    0% repaid
  • Hajara
    Hajara received a loan from Kat Aronson-Ensign to buy food and clothing, eliminating the pressure to sell her maize for low prices at harvest.
    Kat Aronson-Ensign
    0% repaid

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