A loan helped a member to buy more herbs.


Once Again Group's story

Abigirl has gathered great knowledge and ideas for treating people suffering from different ailments using herbs and natural remedies. She is a herbalist who believes in the healing of body through the use of natural substances. Abigirl started the trade in 2000; she recalled her youthful days when she had her grandmother who taught her how to use herbs.

Abigirl restocks her herbs from Harare and she is well versed with many herbs which can be used to treat different ailments. She has a good shop located in Marondera which specializes in selling herbs. Abigirl is 64 years old and she stays in Cherutombo with other group members.

Together with her three friends, she formed a group called Once Again. She is an outstanding woman, highly educated; she contributes to her Marondera society by motivating young women to start small businesses.

Abigirl is the married mother of three children, one of whom is still in school. Her husband is a farmer and also a pensioner. She buys her products from the capital city and she usually restocks using $500 each week. She buys different products such as zinc, lecithin, calcium, soap, and paste.

She now has a wider customer base and she wants to expand her business to a larger scale. She got a loan of $450 and she want to buy more herbs because she has more customers who are now opting for natural remedies.

In this group: Abigirl, Rudo , Fadzai , Florence


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It helps women access affordable funding with targeted business training.



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