A loan helped a member to buy metal sheets, nails and other equipment for her products and to extend her fowl-run so that she can accommodate more broiler chickens.


Masibanda Group's story

Gillian is a 34-year-old mother of four children. She is part of a group called Masibanda, a name meaning lioness. Gillian is a business woman who produces metal work products such as pots, dishes, tins, dustpan and candle stands. She sells them to people in the areas surrounding Chitungwiza and Harare.

In the previous year, Gillian’s business was not performing well due to lack of money to buy equipment and metal sheets. When her group approached Thrive, she got a loan to finance her business operations. Her business improved, produced and sold more of her products and she made more profits than before.

Gillian is a woman who believes in hard work. From part of her profits, she managed to keep broilers in her backyard to supplement her family’s income. With a loan of $500 from Kiva, she plans to extend her fowl-run so that she can accommodate more broiler chickens. She also wants to buy metal sheets, nails and other equipment for her products.

In this group: Fadzai, Rudairo, Tabeth, Gillian


This loan is special because:

It helps women access affordable funding with targeted business training.



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