A loan of $1,600 helped a member to buy hair-straightening kits for her salon and clothes for sale at the flee market.


Fortunes Group's story

Thandiwe is a 35-year-old widow who lives in Shurugwi with her two children and one dependant who is attending a university. She has a hairdressing salon and a flee market stall which she has operated since 2006. She has 3 employees paid on a commission basis.

Her business is seasonal. It does well during the November-December holidays but experiences lower sales thereafter. She is requesting a loan of $400 to buy Dark and Lovely (a brand name) hair-straightening kits for her salon and clothes to increase her flee market stock. If the business does well, she intends to finish building her house in Shurugwi and also send her children to better schools.

In this group: Fortune, Revai, Thandiwe, Stella
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