A loan of $1,000 helped to restock materials for her baby wear sewing business.

Rebecca's story

“In all realms of life, it takes courage to stretch your limits, express your power, and fulfill your potential,” Rebecca says.

After Rebecca realized that her husband’s income as a builder was not enough to take care of the family and pay school fees for their 4 children, she decided to start her own small business. She was taught how to sew baby wear by her friend, and she said within a year she had mastered how it was done and started to rent a table. She started sewing baby wear for small shops and selling to farms around Harare, and with time her business started to grow.

She convinced her husband to join her, as his work in building was not paying. She taught her husband how it was done, and they are now working together using 2 machines. The business is growing. She is 37 years old and lives with her husband and children in Chitungwiza.

Rebecca joined Thrive in February 2017 and received business training. She then applied and received a loan of $1000, which she wants to use to restock materials for her baby wear sewing business. She is very confident that this loan will increase her profits and enable her to send her children to better schools. She has a long-term plan of employing two tailors in the next few months, as her business is growing. Rebecca wishes to maintain a good relationship with Thrive and its partners.

This loan is special because:

It helps women access affordable funding with targeted business training.

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