Total loan: $1,000

Cornerstone Group

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Harare, Harare Province, Zimbabwe / Food

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A loan helped To buy more equipment for her food catering business.

Cornerstone Group's story

Cornerstone is a group of four women who live in Dzivarasekwa. These women strengthen and encourage each other to work hard to make a living despite the current state of the economy. Zvikomborero, a member of this group, is a widowed woman and has three children who are school going. She has been an outstretched arm for her church, helping less privileged children by giving them food and clothes. She is a caterer by profession and has been in the business for almost 13 years now. She started this business together with her late husband. When her husband passed on, her in-laws decided to inherit most of the equipment, which they had used for the business with her husband, such that she was left with a few pieces of equipment that were not enough for business. Since then, she has been selling edibles like peanut butter, plus floor polish, chocolates and sweets in order to raise money to buy new equipment. In addition, she has managed to send her children to school with the little profits that she has. She has managed to buy a few pieces of equipment and has since started selling burgers and chips at a sports club at Belgravia in Harare. With the money she is getting from Thrive, she will purchase more equipment for catering since sometimes she gets hired for wedding and funerals.