A loan of $2,000 helped a member to buy used clothes for resale.

Big Five Neighbours Group's story

This is Betty, a 48-year-old married mother of four children from Zimbabwe. Two are still at school. She also cares for four other dependents from her extended family; among the dependents two are also still going to school.

Betty runs a business selling used clothes that she buys from South Africa and Mozambique. The business has been in operation for six years. Betty says the main challenge faced is stiff competition at the marketplace since some other traders have a wide range of stock.

Betty has requested a loan of $400 to buy clothes in bulk for resale. She says the extra income generated as a result of this loan will allow her to enhance the well-being of both families. In the future Betty plans to have a clothing shop selling new clothes.

In this group: Betty, Miriam, Ruth, Promise, Nyarai
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