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Total loan: $1,200

Chisungo Chekutenda Group

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Harare, Harare Province, Zimbabwe / Food

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A loan helped to buy a peanut butter making machine.


Chisungo Chekutenda Group's story

People always say for one to stay in business for long, he or she has to come up with a unique business idea, but after a visit to Revina, the writer started to doubt the universal applicability of that saying. Peanut butter production is one of the most common types of business in Harare and there is stiff competition in the trade so that staying long in business requires one who is very innovative and who can offer the best products at very low prices. Revina has been in this trade for the past 10 years and has proved to be successful in the business. She has a farm in her home village where she grows peanuts during the farming season and transports them to where she stays. She enjoys a competitive advantage in the business because she does not buy peanuts like her competitors do and this results in her charging relatively low prices.

Her husband works for the city council as a tractor driver. Revina is 48 years old and she is a hard worker. She used her loan to buy another peanut butter making machine so as to step up her production levels.