Total loan: $1,200

Tinaishe Group

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Chitungwiza, Mashonaland East Province, Zimbabwe / Clothing

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A loan helped to restock shoes and clothes for her flea market sales.

Tinaishe Group's story

The apple never falls far from the tree. Ivy never deviated from the ethos of hard work instilled in her by her parents. Growing up in the rural area taught her many things. She knew that for success to come one has to work like a slave. She appreciated the hard work her parents put in to raise her and her siblings.

The lack of formal employment in Zimbabwe did not deter Ivy in her quest to provide a good life for her 3 children, helping her self-employed husband. She started her own business of cross-border trading, buying and selling different clothing items. This 33-year-old business woman sells her wares at a market in Dema growth point. When her capital reserves are not enough to cross the border she restocks in Harare. She sells at her flea market daily from 9 a.m. until closing around 5 p.m.

She is eager to expand her business and dreams of opening a clothing shop in the future as well as developing her residential stand. She is a member of the Tinaishe Group consisting of 2 other hardworking women. She got a loan portion of $450 to help her restock shoes and clothes for her flea market sales.