A loan of $1,600 helped a member to buy clothes for resale.

Masimba Group's story

This is Ruth. She is 43 years old and a widow from Masvingo, Zimbabwe with three children aged 25, 21 and 19 years. In addition to her three children, Ruth also takes care of her sister's child who is still attending school.

Ruth is in the business of buying and selling clothes from her residence in Masvingo. She has been in business for 10 years with the help of her children, two of whom form the sales team while the other does the administrative work for her business. She has requested a loan in the amount of $400 to buy additional items of clothing for resale. With the profit generated from this loan she will be able to provide for her family. She says high competition in the market is the major challenge she faces in her business. Her vision in the next five years is to open a shop in town.

In this group: Ruth Linda, Tariro, Violet, Elizabeth

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