Total loan: $2,300

Joyous Group

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Harare, Harare Province, Zimbabwe / Retail

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A loan helped to increase the quantity and range of goods she stocks.

Joyous Group's story

By working together for more than three years and helping each other in business, the Joyous group members have remained focused on their goals. They have remained steadfast in working hard to sustain their families and make sure they keep joy in their respective homes as well as in their group relations.

The Joyous group from Highfields applied for their 3rd loan from Thrive and they still work together, understanding one another in their ways. The group still has the four original members who were there at the beginning of their relationship with Thrive. The group businesses are grocery selling and cross-boarder trading.

Annah has a well-stocked tuckshop and also sells clothing. Even after she stopped crossing the border on her own after being involved in a car accident on the advice of medical specialists, she never ceased restocking. She now buys through a fellow group member and her child who is working in South Africa in order to continue helping her husband. Even during hard times she is managing to pay for her child who is undertaking his studies as well as providing for other home needs through her small but profitable business. Annah is a 47-year-old, married mother of 4.

After the successful completion of their 2nd loan term, the group is grateful for the past loans they have been availed by Thrive. Annah has applied for a loan of $650. She will use the loan to increase the quantity and range of goods she stocks.