A loan of $1,250 helped a member stone carving and cross border trading.

Rumuko Group's story

Chishamiso, aged 34, took her first loan with Thrive in June 2013 and after having sold second hand clothes for three months, she managed to get a passport and started procuring new clothes from South Africa and Botswana for resale. From the proceeds, she has managed to look after her husband who got sick in the last quarter of 2013 and paid fees for her three children, without forgetting to repay back the loan. Unfortunately, her husband then died in January 2014 and she has since inherited his business of sculpting tomb stones.
Chishamiso`s sculpting business is located in Glen Norah, Harare, just a few meters from where she stays. She and a group of other women are the Rumuko group and they continually attend business training offered at Thrive which has helped them to keep their businesses running despite liquidity challenges faced. Chishamiso wants her proceeds to meet the fees for her child`s O level examinations and maintain a decent life for the family. A loan with Kiva can help Chishamiso resume cross border trading without foregoing the tomb stone business.

In this group: Angelo, Juliet, Chishamiso, Lucia

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