Total loan: $1,900

Malekelele Group

Harare, Harare Province, Zimbabwe / Agriculture

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A loan helped to restock more chicks and ground nuts.

Malekelele Group's story

Lainet is from Harare and is a divorced homeowner with four children. She used to do part-time housemaid work in low density suburbs in Harare. She worked hard and managed to send her first son to university, which he completed four years ago and is currently working.

In 2015, Lainet left part-time jobs and ventured into the poultry business. She rented a fowl run from one of her relative’s houses and the project went well.

In 2017, Lainet approached Thrive Microfinance for financial assistance with her two neighbors. They formed a group called Malekelele.

From her profits and savings club, Lainet managed to build her own fowl run at her home with the capacity of 200 chicks. She also diversified to selling peanut butter and gardening.

Lainet and her group members are now on their third loan. She used her share to restock more chicks and ground nuts.