Total loan: $1,300

Pindiraishe Group

Chitungwiza, Mashonaland East Province, Zimbabwe / Retail

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A loan helped to buy grocery items to sell in her tuck-shop.

Pindiraishe Group's story

Florah is a 30-year-old lady who runs a tuck-shop business. She started and grew this business with the help of her supportive spouse. Florah operates her business in Chitungwiza, her area of residence. Florah is a married mother of three children, two of whom are going to school. Her husband usually assists her in tuck-shop business. He helps her to restock grocery items from Harare, marketing as well as recording daily sales.

Florah joined Thrive Microfinance in March 2016 and formed the Pindiraishe group. The other member, Tsitsi, has done well from wholesaling eggs in Chitungwiza. The ladies benefit not just from the loans but from the business support given through further training by Thrive. Emphasis on good management of the loans and record keeping are the lessons that the women took to heart. Tsitsi is a married mother of four children. Her husband is a taxi operator in South Africa. Tsitsi buys eggs in bulk and supplies them to tuck-shops in Chitungwiza. Pindiraishe group recently received their fourth loan from which Flora used her portion to buy grocery items to sell in her tuck-shop.