Total loan: $1,200

Serious Group

Harare, Harare Province, Zimbabwe / Retail

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A loan helped to increase her stock of household products, clothes and other items to sell.

Serious Group's story

Success is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. Sibongile understood this very well and rarely knows the comfort of her home these days as she will be busy travelling from South Africa to Botswana and back forth in Zimbabwe selling clothes, brooms and sandals. She started this business two years ago and its going well. She is a single mother of 3 who stays in Budiriro a high density suburb in Harare.

Sibongile joined hands with her three friends from the neighbourhood and formed the Serious group. Like their name, the four women are very serious when it comes to their businesses and they are hard working. They are on their second loan and they did not have any repayment problems on their first loan. They attended all training offered by Thrive and this has increased their financial literacy. They got a loan of US$1200 and Sibongile’s portion will enable her to increase her stock of clothes and other items to sell.