A loan of $1,600 helped a member to buy materials to manufacture seat covers, ladies skirts, toilet seats, and bedspreads for sale.

Tashinga Group's story

Netsai is a 50-year-old married woman with four children. Two of her children are in school. She also looks after her grandchild, who is 12 years old and still in school.

She is in the business of tailoring and also chicken rearing in the Mkoba suburb in Gweru. Netsai is also a cross-border trader who goes to Namibia twice a month to sell products like seat covers, chair-backs, bedspreads, and toilet seats, which she manufactures herself. She also receives other income from her spouse's salary.

The challenges that she faces in chicken rearing are theft and the high mortality rate of chicks. As a cross-border trader, she is also affected by high import duty and transport costs to and from Namibia. If her business is well funded, she would like to expand her business by opening a shop where she would manufacture her products.

In this group: Netsai, Melody, Mary, Sarah
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