A loan of $1,500 helps a member to restock clothes for her flea market and groceries for barter trade.

Hawk Group's story

Seviriya has been a cross-border trader for five years. Over those years she perfected the art of doing business, hence increasing her profits and clientele base. She managed to open a flea market mainly focusing on ladies' wear and blankets. Seviriya is a married mother of two school-going children. She stays in Kuwadzana, a suburb in Harare. Along with her fellow group member, she joined Thrive in 2016 and received business advice through training sessions.

Recently, Seviriya started another line of business buying and selling peanuts. With the aid of her husband, she goes to rural areas where she does barter trade exchanging peanuts for clothes and groceries. She resells the peanuts to local peanut butter manufacturers. This move has helped her to increase her profits, resulting in improved standards of living. She used her loan portion to restock clothes for her flea market and to buy groceries for barter trade.

In this group: Mable, Seviriya

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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