A loan of $3,200 helped a member to buy perfumes, blankets, jewellery and travelling bags.

Pachedu Group's story

Entrance is 44 years old. She is married and has four children aged 24, 20, 15 and 11 years. Two of them are still at school. She does not take care of any other dependents besides her four children. Her husband is formally employed as a teacher.

Entrance operates her business from her residential place in Masvingo and does marketing of her products on her own to the surrounding communities. She has been in business for two years and has no employees working for her. She buys her products from South Africa.

Entrance has requested a loan of $400 to buy more stock of perfumes, blankets and jewellery. With the extra income from this loan she will be able to send her children to better schools with quality education. She says high competition in the market is the major challenge in business. In the next five years she would like to own a shop in town to operate from and hopefully open some branches nationwide.

In this group: Entrance, Hildregard, Mabel, Tichayana, Alice, Irene, Abigirl, Marian

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