A loan of $1,550 helped a member to buy bibles and other religious texts for resale.


Shungu Dzemoyo Group's story

This is Thrive’s Shungu Dzemoyo Group. Tsitsi is the Chairlady of the group and she is the one seated in the middle with a lovely smile. Tsitsi is 51 years old and lives in Glenview, a high density suburb in Harare, Zimbabwe. She stays with her husband who is now a pensioner and five children. Tsitsi sells Bibles at very affordable prices for a living, she has shown us some of her stock in the photo. Her husband is no longer employed and the pension they receive falls short of the family’s needs, especially when it comes to paying school fees for their five children. She is travels to South Africa once in two months for her bibles. She supplies churches, preschools and individuals with bibles of different languages and versions. Due to inadequate financial resources, Tsitsi cannot meet the demand from her customers. A portion of the group’s USD1550 loan will help Tsitsi grow her small business of bible selling and meet the growing demand. This way she will be able to provide for their family and also to spread the word.

In this group: Tsitsi, Itayi, Selina, Alice , Prisca
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