A loan of $1,400 helped a member to buy clothes to sell.


Mushamukadzi Group's story

Lynda is a cross-border trader traveling each month to South Africa or Mozambique, where she buys clothes, shoes, and blankets, depending upon her orders, to sell from a table in the market near her home. She has one employee and has been in business for a year.

Lynda is married, and her husband is employed as a handyman in a local shop. She is 27 years old. Together they have two children, a two-year-old boy and a six-year-old girl who attends school. Her younger sister looks after her toddler when she is away for business. She has found it difficult to find the right person to look after the children whilst she is away. They have no other sources of income.

Lynda faces a lot of competition in the local market and restrictions at the border on how much she can bring in. She often goes with other members of her group to maximize their personal import allowance. She will use the money she borrows to fill clothing orders she has ahead of the festive season. Lynda looks forward to expanding her business, buying a plot of land, and building her own house.

In this group: Hazvinei, Efridah, Emmilia, Lynda, Hazel



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