Total loan: $850

Soul Group

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Harare, Harare Province, Zimbabwe / Food

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A loan helped to restock a variety of fresh produce that her customers demand the most.

Soul Group's story

Fortune is a 28-year-old woman. Her husband is self-employed. They have two children, and stay in the Glenview suburb of Harare.

Fortune has a gate-side vegetable stall outside her house. She wakes up every morning before sunrise and goes to the large vegetable market in Mbare for her stock. She then arranges her table nicely so as to attract customers. In the same street she is operating in, there are three other women with vegetable stalls. She is fighting the competition by restocking good quality, fresh fruits and vegetables so as to retain her customers. However, the business has been struggling to grow due to lack of capital. She hasn’t been able to save money because the way the family survives is hand to mouth. Every other dollar she gets as profits, she uses to cover household expenses.

She joined three other women and came to Thrive for business mentorship and financial support. The four named their group the Soul, and they all attended the group and financial training. They benefited from the marketing and record-keeping training.

The group has taken a loan of $850. Fortune will use $200 to restock a variety of fresh produce that her customers demand the most.