A loan of $2,550 helps a member to restock more African attire materials, threads and lining for tailoring activity.


Oklahoma Group's story

Loyce is a 38-year-old married mother of four children. She lives in one of the oldest suburbs of Harare called Mufakose together with her group members. Loyce has partnered with other four business minded ladies and have come up with the group name Oklahoma. Loyce is a seasoned tailor and has been in the profession for a very long time. Loyce has two manual machines that she operates from home. Loyce produces very meticulous garments which capture the attention of every eye from a distance. She specializes in the production of African attire: dresses, skirts and shirts. She also occasionally produces seat covers to order. Joyce ensures that her clients are dressed in superb garments and the satisfaction of her clients is her top priority since it is those clients who spread the good word about her business. Loyce is currently on her fourth loan. During the previous loan cycles she has managed to acquire a residential stand in one of the newly constructed suburbs and she has been able to construct two rooms which are currently at window level. She is planning on restocking more African attire materials, threads and lining for her tailoring activity. Loyce is also planning to purchase an electric automatic machine so that she can operate her business with ease.

In this group: Loyce, Phyllis, Jane, Memory, Nyarai


This loan is special because:

It helps women access affordable funding with targeted business training.

Rachel Lewis, Kiva staff

Rachel Lewis
Kiva staff



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