Total loan: $1,200

Kupfuma Ishungu Group

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Chitungwiza, Mashonaland East Province, Zimbabwe / Retail

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A loan helped to restock more household products so that she can meet her orders.

Kupfuma Ishungu Group's story

Loice is a twenty-eight-year-old mother of three. Her husband is self-employed and specializes in making pots, tins and chicken feeders. Loice works hard to feed and pay school fees for the two children that go to school, as well as taking care of household expenses. She wakes early in the morning and prepares her kids, then taking her bag full of mats and pillows, and walks up and down the streets selling.

She constantly faced a challenge, as most of the women in her neighborhood are doing the same trade. However, Loice decided to add plates, cups and water glasses to the things that she sells. Her main markets are the newly established locations like Stoneridge and Southlands. She now has plenty of customers and at times she fails to meet the demand due to capital constrains.

She then approached Thrive and formed a group of four named Kupfuma Ishungu which means success comes after struggle. In the Thrive training sessions they grasped the essence of savings as well as record keeping. With a loan of $300, Loice wants to restock more household products so that she can meet her orders.