A loan helped a member to restock more metal products.


Kupfuma Ishungu Group's story

Chipo is a 45-year-old woman who sells metal ware products, such as pots, tins, and dishes. Her husband is a self-employed mechanic. They have
8 children, with 4 still in school. Chipo has been running this business for
4 years now. It has helped her to supplement her household income, thereby meeting school fees.

Chipo restocks metal sheets once every month with $400, and the sheets are shaped into different kind of goods such as pots, tins, and dishes. She moves around the country selling her goods, especially at farms and mines, where she targets the employed workers.

Chipo realized she needed a capital boost, and therefore she came to Thrive Microfinance. She wants to exceed her current monthly output, and hopes to do that with her fourth loan, which she was recently given.

Kupfuma Ishungu group has three ladies. They all reside in the high-density suburb of St Mary's, in Chitungwiza. Chipo and her fellow group members have plans to invest in their various businesses, further increasing their incomes.

In this group: Chipo, Rachel, Nelia


This loan is special because:

It helps women access affordable funding with targeted business training.



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