Shungu Dzemoyo Group
Tsitsi sells Bibles at very affordable prices for a living, she has shown us some of her stock in the photo. Her husband is no longer employed and the pension they receive falls short of the family’s needs, especially when it comes to paying school fees for their five children. She is travels to South Africa once in two months for her bibles. She supplies churches, preschools and individuals with bibles of different languages and versions. Due to inadequate financial resources, Tsitsi cannot meet the demand from her customers.
A portion of the group’s USD1550 loan will help Tsitsi grow her small business of bible selling and meet the growing demand. This way she will be able to provide for their family and also to spread the word.
About THRIVE:THRIVE Microfinance is a for-profit microfinance institution in Zimbabwe that was founded in 2012 by former Kiva Fellow Henry Bartram. The organization provides productive business loans that utilize the group lending methodology, lends only to women, and provides auxiliary training before and after loans.
The organization currently supports approximately 25 groups of women, with $190,000 outstanding. With Kiva’s support, THRIVE will strive to reach their goal of $350,000 by the end of 2014.
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