A loan of $750 helped a member to purchase toilet pans, pvc pipes, undertile stop corks and toilet cisterns for resale.


Women Of Excellence Group's story

Greetings from Zimbabwe! This is 34-year-old Tendai from Harare. She is married with four children, two attending school. She also cares for two dependents (her sister's children). Tendai runs a retail business selling hardware products. The business has been in operation for five years. She says the main challenges faced are cash flow challenges from repayments as some customers purchase on credit and stiff competition since it is a cluster market. Tendai has requested a loan of $250 to purchase toilet pans, pvc pipes, undertile stop corks and toilet cisterns. She says the extra income generated as a result of this loan will allow her to send her children who are currently in group "B" schools to group "A" boarding schools as well as expand her home to create a study room for her children, who at the moment do not have such an environment. In the future, Tendai plans to operate a number of hardware stores stocking a variety of hardware products. The clients are grateful to Kiva and MK for empowering them, however they feel the loan amounts are too small.

In this group: Tendai, Linda Tambudzai, Hazvineyi



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