A loan of $1,200 helped a member to purchase sewing material for seat covers and chair backs.

Tawadzana Group's story

Ellen M. is the leader of Tawadzana Group. She is 63 years old and married with 6 children, all of whom are now married. She takes care of a grandchild, age 15, and her late sister's child, also age 15. She has been running a tailoring business since 1997 and makes chair backs and seat covers. These products are sold to the local market in Zimbabwe and also to ladies who resell mainly in South Africa. In addition, she owns a grinding mill in Banket (Zimbabwe) where she grinds maize for mealie meal used to cook the country’s staple food. Her other income comes from a room she is letting at her house. The challenges to her business are low capital base and business fluctuations with very low sales in some months.

Ellen requested this loan through MicroKing for the purpose of purchasing materials to make seat covers and chair backs. She says the extra income would significantly help her reduce the burden on her children as she normally asks for capital injection from them. In future she would like to generate more income in order to buy a cash-generating asset as the current job is now heavy for her.

In this group: Ellen, Esnath, Gladys

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