A loan of $1,000 helps a member to restock kitchenware.


Mukudzei Group's story

Vimbai is a member of the Mukudzei Group. She is a 21-year-old mother of two children. By letting go of the life she had planned so as to accept the one that was waiting for her, Vimbai started a tailoring business, and together with her other group members, joined Thrive Microfinance in 2016. They received business advice that they said was very helpful. They learned different business principles, such as the importance of saving and record keeping.

Vimbai’s initial tailoring business was very small and did not last long since she failed to cope with the competition due to her lack of skill and experience. This forced her to venture into the less competitive business of selling kitchenware.

Vimbai and her other group member got a combined loan of $1,000, and she said she wants to use her portion of the loan to increase her stock of kitchenware. Vimbai also said she is saving some in her personal savings account that she wants to use to start a crossborder business focusing on kitchenware and furniture. She says restocking on her own will reduce the costs and increase her profits.

In this group: Perpetua, Memory, Vimbai


This loan is special because:

It helps women access affordable funding with targeted business training.

Rachel Lewis, Kiva staff

Rachel Lewis
Kiva staff



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