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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

  • 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
  • Precilla
    United States
    Precilla received a loan from Sarah which helps to purchase equipment and supplies to help build propagation stations in a fast and efficient way.
    Sarah
  • Mariah
    United States
    Mariah received a loan from Sarah which helps support an ethical & sustainable family-owned business grow to support their community.
    Sarah
  • Beatriz
    Timor-Leste
    Beatriz received a loan from Sarah to buy additional supplies of cleaning kit.
    Sarah
  • Matildah
    Zambia
    Matildah received a loan from 1 team members to venture into a new stationery business.
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  • Memunatu
    Ghana
    Memunatu received a loan from 1 team members to purchase a variety of fabrics and clothes to meet her customers' demand.
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  • Esther
    Ghana
    Esther received a loan from 1 team members to purchase raw materials such moringa and other items to increase her production of soap and other cosmetic items.
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  • Mutale
    Zambia
    Mutale received a loan from 1 team members increase stock to enable her to meet customer demand.
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  • Sophie
    Zambia
    Sophie received a loan from 1 team members increase her float to meet customer demand.
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Impact   Updated Hourly

61
Team Members
$17,460
Amount Funded
669
Loans
11.0
Loans per member