A loan of $1,250 helped a member to restock bulk groceries to repackage into small units for resale.


Sunnyside A Group's story

Selling groceries repacked in small units has made Rosemary sustain her business with the cash shortages in Zimbabwe that have currently led many consumers unable to buy groceries in bulk.

Rosemary (in the middle in the photo) is 48 years old and a married mother of four children; two are going to school. Her husband is unemployed and is a seasonal farmer.

She restocks her commodities on a weekly basis using a substantial amount of money; however, on a daily basis she restocks goods that are perishable like bread, buns and doughnuts. Her tuck-shop is moderately stocked and the goods that form the bulk of the stock are sugar, rice, cooking oil, maize-meal, washing and bathing soap, snacks, sweets, drinks, and milk, among other groceries.

She has united with another two women and formed a group. They all reside in Zvimba District, which is mostly dominated by smallholder farmers who frequently get income from selling vegetables. She realized that the majority of people are not able to afford to buy huge groceries at once from the supermarkets, but rather small portions. She therefore intensified her business with selling small units at lower costs but moving larger volumes.

Rosemary has used her loan of $500 restock groceries in bulk and to buy various goods and various brands to cater to all her dynamic clients’ needs.

In this group: Susan, Eferiya, Rosemary


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It helps women access affordable funding with targeted business training.



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