A loan of $500 helps to purchase a variety of seedlings and chemicals.
Christine is a 23-year-old who does market gardening. She lives with her parents in Shurugwi district. Her work involves doing her market gardening at her home, in order to pay school fees for herself and help her extended family, too.
As a volunteer Camfed Learner Guide, she leads life skills sessions with students at her local secondary school, covering active citizenship and personal confidence.
She is now requesting a Kiva loan in order to purchase a variety of seedlings and chemicals. Christine plans to use the profits she earns to pursue her dream of owning a large shop in two years’ time and to continue providing excellent customer service. The interest on her “social-interest” loan will be repaid through Christine’s weekly two and a half hours of volunteering, which are so valuable for Camfed’s younger students.
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About Camfed Zimbabwe:
The Campaign for Female Education (Camfed) is an international nonprofit organization operating in five countries in Africa that focuses on eradicating poverty in rural Africa by investing in education for girls and supporting the economic self-reliance and leadership of young women. Camfed provides support for the long-term, working with individuals from primary to high school, and through the Cama empowerment and community outreach group.
Kiva lenders’ funds are used to link women living in rural Zimbabwe to the capital they need to expand their businesses, support their families and contribute to their communities.