A loan of $1,500 helped a member to buy metal sheets and sacks to use to collect scrap material to recycle into handicrafts.


Zvebasa Group's story

It is a dark evening in Chitungwiza. Electricity has been cut off and a woman named Barbara sits by the fire as she weaves modern door mats. As she slowly turns the rags into a beautiful piece of colourful art, she reflects of the time when she turned her hobby into a business. Barbara is a happily married 51-year-old mother of five children. Her work has inspired many women and to date she has trained more than 30 women in making mats using scrap fabrics. Her work helps to keep the environment clean as she recycles waste fabrics into colourful mats. Barbara also makes watering cans and dishes using scrap metal that she collects with help of her children. She sells these products to tourists outside Harare and has gotten customers in different cities. Barbara will buy metal sheets, sacks and to help cover her costs as she collects scrap metal and scrap fabrics from tailors.

In this group: Tibora, Berita, Erita , Barbra


This loan is special because:

It helps women access affordable funding with targeted business training.



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