Total loan: $1,400

Flaming Fire Group

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Harare, Harare Province, Zimbabwe / Retail

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A loan helped to go to South Africa and restock furniture items to sell to her customers.

Flaming Fire Group's story

Lifestyles have changed with industrialisation and advancement of technology. Where people used to cook using firewood, people now mostly use electric stoves or gas stoves which make the cooking process friendlier. There are now fridges that help in retaining freshness of foodstuffs that are easily perishable. In the hot weather people can drink cold refreshing water from the fridge. There are even fridges that have ice dispensers helping to cool beverages faster. It is these household items and many others, that bring food to Wilhemina’s table. She is a cross border trader who supplies furniture items like stoves, fridges, microwaves and televisions, among other things. She crosses the border to South Africa every month. She also runs a tuck shop business from her gate side selling groceries.

Wilhemina is a thirty year old mother of two boisterous boys and is married to a clerk. The family stays in Mainway Meadows, a medium density area in Harare. She is a member of the Flaming Fire Group and the group has four members. Two of the members sell second hand clothing in the CBD and the other has a tuckshop and vegetable stall. The ladies found out about Thrive from a Thrive community representative. They joined Thrive, attended all the lessons required and were given a group loan.

She is planning to use her loan to go to South Africa and restock furniture items to sell to her customers. She has established a good record for herself in getting good quality products for her clients. With the Thrive loan she feels she can go a step further.