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Total loan: $2,500

Jemima Group

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Harare, Harare Province, Zimbabwe / Arts

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A loan helped to restock many rolls of cloth, wax, brushes and paints so as to make more wax batiks for the Christmas season.


Jemima Group's story

Beauty is a 47-year-old woman who has no dependents. She is staying in the Glenview 7 area in Harare with her husband who is a self-employed repair man.

Every morning she wakes up and melts her candle wax using firewood and starts to make drawings on different pieces of cloth to come up with wax batiks of different colours and sizes. She supplies tailors who will make dresses in different styles using the cloth. She attended the Harare school of art where she learnt her skill. She is highly talented and is inspired by nature such that her paintings often feature natural scenes and wild animals.

She moves to different tourist areas to sell her products. At times when there are festivals she also has a table where she sells her products. Of late she has been travelling to Zambia and Tanzania selling her wax batiks. Her products are now on high demand especially now that we are entering into the summer festive season. She needs to restock many rolls of cloth, wax, brushes and paints so as to make more wax batiks for the season.

The three women named their group Jemima and they are now getting their sixth loan. The training that they received during their first loan still holds value in their businesses. The group applied for a loan of USD 2,500, Beauty wants to use her portion of USD 700 to increase her stocks for the festive season. Her hope is to finish building her home which she started 6 years ago.