A loan of $1,950 helped a member to increase the number of chickens that she raises and sells.

Jehovah Jire Group's story

Portia is the chairlady of a group called Jehova Jireh. She is a 55 year old widow who rears broilers (chickens) at her home in Highfields, Harare. She has led this group through two loan cycles with Thrive and now the group seeks another loan.
Portia has benefited from the Thrive loans in many ways. She has managed to send her three children to school and is in the process of extending her house. As her children are growing, her small house can no longer accommodate her family. She has managed to procure building material such as bricks, cement, door and window frames. She needs more of these materials in order to finish building her house.
With a Kiva loan, Portia will be able to stagger her broilers in such a way that she will be selling 200 mature birds every three weeks, which will be a great boost in her business since at the moment she sells 200 birds every six weeks. The additional income will enable her to finish extending her house and give her children a better life.

In this group: Portia, Pascaria, Moleen, Salome, Jane

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