A loan of $1,400 helped a member to buy kitchenware for resale.

Ladywise Group's story

Svodai (left) and her friend are the remaining members of the Ladywise group from Tynwald South, Harare. She is 35, married with 5 children of school going age and the sole provider for her parents who live in the rural areas. When she came to Thrive in 2013 she was a cross border trader importing clothes, cellphone accessories and face creams from Zambia, South Africa and Mozambique.

With the funds she received from Thrive she managed to grow her business and repay the loan together with her group. Svodai managed to buy a residential stand during her second loan cycle as well as meeting her routine household responsibilities. She is happy with the training she received from Thrive and also the encouragement she got from her group members during their meetings. During the second loan cycle, she also diversified into selling kitchenware in Gokwe, a rural area where she travels twice a month. In this third loan cycle, a Kiva loan will assist her in increasing her capacity to meet the growing demand for kitchenware in Gokwe and in turn produce enough income with which she can build her house.

In this group: Svodai, Runyararo

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